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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Neck  \Neck\,  n.  [OE.  necke,  AS  hnecca  akin  to  D.  nek  the  nape 
  of  the  neck,  G.  nacken,  OHG.  nacch,  hnacch  Icel.  hnakki  Sw 
  nacke,  Dan.  nakke.] 
  1.  The  part  of  an  animal  which  connects  the  head  and  the 
  trunk,  and  which  in  man  and  many  other  animals,  is  more 
  slender  than  the  trunk. 
 
  2.  Any  part  of  an  inanimate  object  corresponding  to  or 
  resembling  the  neck  of  an  animal;  as: 
  a  The  long  slender  part  of  a  vessel,  as  a  retort,  or  of 
  a  fruit,  as  a  gourd. 
  b  A  long  narrow  tract  of  land  projecting  from  the  main 
  body,  or  a  narrow  tract  connecting  two  larger  tracts. 
  c  (Mus.)  That  part  of  a  violin,  guitar,  or  similar 
  instrument,  which  extends  from  the  head  to  the  body, 
  and  on  which  is  the  finger  board  or  fret  board. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  A  reduction  in  size  near  the  end  of  an  object, 
  formed  by  a  groove  around  it  as  a  neck  forming  the 
  journal  of  a  shaft. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  the  point  where  the  base  of  the  stem  of  a  plant 
  arises  from  the  root. 
 
  {Neck  and  crop},  completely;  wholly;  altogether;  roughly  and 
  at  once.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Neck  and  neck}  (Racing),  so  nearly  equal  that  one  cannot  be 
  said  to  be  before  the  other  very  close  even  side  by 
  side 
 
  {Neck  of  a  capital}.  (Arch.)  See  {Gorgerin}. 
 
  {Neck  of  a  cascabel}  (Gun.),  the  part  joining  the  knob  to  the 
  base  of  the  breech. 
 
  {Neck  of  a  gun},  the  small  part  of  the  piece  between  the 
  chase  and  the  swell  of  the  muzzle. 
 
  {Neck  of  a  tooth}  (Anat.),  the  constriction  between  the  root 
  and  the  crown. 
 
  {Neck  or  nothing}  (Fig.),  at  all  risks. 
 
  {Neck  verse}. 
  a  The  verse  formerly  read  to  entitle  a  party  to  the 
  benefit  of  clergy,  said  to  be  the  first  verse  of  the 
  fifty-first  Psalm,  ``Miserere  mei,''  etc  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
  b  Hence  a  verse  or  saying,  the  utterance  of  which 
  decides  one's  fate;  a  shibboleth. 
 
  These  words  ``bread  and  cheese,''  were  their 
  neck  verse  or  shibboleth  to  distinguish  them 
  all  pronouncing  ``broad  and  cause,''  being 
  presently  put  to  death.  --Fuller. 
 
  {Neck  yoke}. 
  a  A  bar  by  which  the  end  of  the  tongue  of  a  wagon  or 
  carriage  is  suspended  from  the  collars  of  the 
  harnesses. 
  b  A  device  with  projecting  arms  for  carrying  things  (as 
  buckets  of  water  or  sap)  suspended  from  one's 
  shoulders. 
 
  {On  the  neck  of},  immediately  after  following  closely. 
  ``Commiting  one  sin  on  the  neck  of  another.''  --W. 
  Perkins. 
 
  {Stiff  neck},  obstinacy  in  evil  or  wrong  inflexible 
  obstinacy;  contumacy.  ``I  know  thy  rebellion,  and  thy 
  stiff  neck.''  --Deut.  xxxi.  27. 
 
  {To  break  the  neck  of},  to  destroy  the  main  force  of  ``What 
  they  presume  to  borrow  from  her  sage  and  virtuous  rules  . 
  .  .  breaks  the  neck  of  their  own  cause.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Neck  \Neck\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Necked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Necking}.]  (Mech.) 
  To  reduce  the  diameter  of  (an  object)  near  its  end  by  making 
  a  groove  around  it  --  used  with  down  as  to  neck  down  a 
  shaft. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  neck 
  n  1:  the  part  of  an  organism  that  connects  the  head  to  the  rest 
  of  the  body;  "he  admired  her  long  graceful  neck"  [syn:  {cervix}] 
  2:  a  narrow  elongated  projecting  strip  of  land 
  3:  a  cut  of  meat  from  the  neck  of  an  animal 
  4:  the  part  of  a  garment  near  the  neck 
  v  :  kiss,  embrace,  or  fondle  with  sexual  passion;  "The  couple 
  were  necking  in  the  back  seat  of  the  car"  [syn:  {make  out}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Neck 
  used  sometimes  figuratively.  To  "lay  down  the  neck"  (Rom.  16:4) 
  is  to  hazard  one's  life.  Threatenings  of  coming  judgments  are 
  represented  by  the  prophets  by  their  laying  bands  upon  the 
  people's  necks  (Deut.  28:48;  Isa.  10:27;  Jer.  27:2).  Conquerors 
  put  their  feet  on  the  necks  of  their  enemies  as  a  sign  of  their 
  subjection  (Josh.  10:24;  2  Sam.  22:41). 
 




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