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The synonyms of “Neck” are: cervix, neck opening, nape, scruff, strait, straits, sound, arm, narrows, passage, sea passage, stretch of water, waterway, make out, kiss, caress, pet, swallow, gulp down, quaff, swill, guzzle, sup
Neck as a Noun
Definitions of "Neck" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “neck” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A cut of meat from the neck of an animal.
- The part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body.
- The part of a bottle or other container near the mouth.
- A narrow connecting or end part of something.
- The part of a violin, guitar, or other similar instrument that bears the fingerboard.
- The part of a person's or animal's body connecting the head to the rest of the body.
- A narrow supporting part in a plant, especially the terminal part of the fruiting body in a fern, bryophyte, or fungus.
- A narrow part near one end of an organ, such as the uterus.
- A person's neck regarded as bearing a burden of responsibility or guilt.
- A narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form.
- A column of solidified lava or igneous rock formed in a volcanic vent, especially when exposed by erosion.
- A narrow piece of land or sea, such as an isthmus or channel.
- Meat from an animal's neck.
- A narrow elongated projecting strip of land.
- An opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck.
- The part of a garment that is around or close to the neck.
- The length of a horse's head and neck as a measure of its lead in a race.
Synonyms of "Neck" as a noun (13 Words)
|arm||The part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person.|
She held the baby in her arms.
|nape||The back side of the neck.|
Her hair was coiled demurely at the nape of her neck.
|narrows||A narrow strait connecting two bodies of water.|
|neck opening||A narrow elongated projecting strip of land.|
|passage||A narrow way allowing access between buildings or to different rooms within a building a passageway.|
Despite the passage of time she still loved him.
|scruff||The back side of the neck.|
He grabbed him by the scruff of his neck.
|sea passage||A division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land.|
|sound||Sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations as opposed to noise.|
The main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast.
|strait||A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.|
Redundancy left him in severe financial straits.
|straits||A difficult juncture.|
|stretch of water||An unbroken period of time during which you do something.|
|waterway||A channel at the outer edge of a deck of a boat that allows water to run off.|
The canal was a very successful commercial waterway.
Usage Examples of "Neck" as a noun
- The banjo had a long neck.
- A round neck.
- The bottle had a wide neck.
- Dolpour won by a neck from Wood Dancer.
- The neck of the womb, usually called the cervix.
- He seized the neck of the whisky bottle.
- He admired her long graceful neck.
- She had a silver crucifix around her neck.
- He'll be stuck with a loan around his neck.
- The horse won by a neck.
- The narrow neck of land between loch and sea.
- Her dress had three buttons at the neck undone.
- Neck of lamb.
Neck as a Verb
Definitions of "Neck" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “neck” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Swallow (something, especially a drink.
- Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion.
- (of two people) kiss and caress amorously.
- Form a narrowed part at a particular point when subjected to tension.
Synonyms of "Neck" as a verb (10 Words)
|caress||Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner.|
A gentle breeze caressed his skin.
|gulp down||Utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly.|
|guzzle||Drink greedily or as if with great thirst.|
The boys guzzled the cheap vodka.
|kiss||Touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.|
The newly married couple kissed.
|make out||Create by artistic means.|
|pet||Stroke or pat (an animal) affectionately.|
I was cosseted and petted and never shouted at.
|quaff||To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught.|
He quaffed pint after pint of good Berkshire ale.
|sup||Take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon.|
She supped up her soup delightedly.
|swallow||Enclose or envelop completely as if by swallowing.|
She had swallowed his story hook line and sinker.
|swill||Accompany (food) with large quantities of drink.|
They whiled away their evening swilling pints of bitter.
Usage Examples of "Neck" as a verb
- We started necking on the sofa.
- The couple were necking in the back seat of the car.
- After necking some beers, we left the bar.
- The nylon filament necks down to a fraction of its original diameter.
Associations of "Neck" (30 Words)
|ankle||Flex the ankles while cycling in order to increase pedalling efficiency.|
Her slim ankles.
|arm||Each of the types of troops of which an army is composed such as infantry or artillery.|
The whole place is divided into two equal parts by an arm of the sea.
|chest||Propel the ball by means of one s chest.|
A 42 inch chest.
|chin||Hit or punch someone on the chin.|
Grey stubble covered his cheeks and chin.
|choking||A condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx.|
No evidence that the choking was done by the accused.
|dislocate||Move out of position.|
Trade was dislocated by a famine.
|elbow||Move by pushing past people with one s elbows.|
A cross fitting with elbows and straight pipework.
|epaulet||Adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder.|
|fist||Clench the hand or fingers into a fist.|
She pummelled him furiously with her fists.
|forearm||The part of a person’s arm extending from the elbow to the wrist or the fingertips.|
|guttural||A guttural consonant e g k g or other speech sound.|
Acres of guttural frogs.
|hackles||A feeling of anger and animosity.|
Having one s hackles or dander up.
|hair||Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant.|
His magic takes him a hair above the competition.
|head||The head regarded as the location of intellect imagination and memory.|
I fear we re headed for disaster.
|hip||A person s hip joint.|
I have big hips and thighs.
|jaw||The lower movable bone of the jaw or the part of the face containing it.|
A passenger stepping from the jaws of a car ferry.
|jostle||The action of jostling.|
The jostle of shoppers.
|knee||The joint in other animals that corresponds or is analogous to the human knee.|
She kneed him in the groin.
|lap||A hanging flap on a garment or a saddle.|
He picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap.
|larynx||The hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords in humans and other mammals; the voice box.|
|ligament||A membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position.|
|manacle||Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs.|
The practice of keeping prisoners in manacles.
|pharynx||The passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.|
|shoulder||Put something heavy over one s shoulder or shoulders to carry.|
A resort sheltered by the shoulder of Ben Nevis.
|shrug||An act or instance of shrugging one s shoulders.|
Jimmy looked enquiringly at Pete who shrugged his shoulders.
|sprain||The result of spraining a joint.|
He left in a wheelchair after spraining an ankle.
|thigh||The body part in other animals that corresponds to the human thigh.|
|throat||The part of an animal s body that corresponds to a person s throat.|
A gold pendant gleamed at her throat.
|throttle||Control an engine or vehicle with a throttle.|
The pitch of the engine fell as the driver throttled back.
|wrist||The part of a garment covering the wrist a cuff.|
Elasticated wrists and ankles.