(noun, verb)


1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Similar word(s): batch, deal, flock, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad

Definition categories: quantity

2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

Definition categories: quantity

3. a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with peck as a noun:

- They picked a peck of wheat.

- She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.

- an occurrence of peck in rice


1. hit lightly with a picking motion

Similar word(s): beak, pick

Definition categories: contact, strike

2. eat by pecking at, like a bird

Definition categories: consumption, eat

3. kiss lightly

Similar word(s): smack

Definition categories: contact, buss, kiss, osculate, snog

4. eat like a bird

Definition categories: consumption, eat

5. bother persistently with trivial complaints

Similar word(s): nag

Definition categories: communication, complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch

Sentences with peck as a verb:

- The birds pecked at their food.

- to peck a hole in a tree

- He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.