(noun, verb)


1. small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

Definition categories: animal

2. (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

Definition categories: quantity, score

3. flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

Definition categories: food, poultry

4. a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

Definition categories: man–made, cloth, fabric, material, textile

Sentences with duck as a noun:

- A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly.

- And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck (William Shakespeare - The Life of King Henry the Fifth, Act 2, Scene 3).

- Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?


1. to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

- Before he could duck, another stone struck him

Definition categories: motion, move

2. submerge or plunge suddenly

Definition categories: motion, dive, plunge, plunk

3. dip into a liquid

Similar word(s): dip, douse

Definition categories: motion, dip, douse, dunk, plunge, souse

4. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Similar word(s): circumvent, dodge, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt

Definition categories: communication, avoid