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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 duck /ˈdʌk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 duck /ˈdək/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Duck n.  A pet; a darling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Duck, n.
 1. A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
 2. Naut. pl. The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Duck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ducked p. pr. & vb. n. Ducking.]
 1. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
    Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice, leaped out of the tub.   --Fielding.
 2. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
 3. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion. Will duck his head aside.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Duck v. i.
 1. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
    In Tiber ducking thrice by break of day.   --Dryden.
 2. To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
 The learned pate
 Ducks to the golden fool.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Duck, n.
 1. Zool. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ.
 Note:The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into river ducks and sea ducks. Among the former are the common domestic duck (Anas boschas); the wood duck (Aix sponsa); the beautiful mandarin duck of China (Dendronessa galeriliculata); the Muscovy duck, originally of South America (Cairina moschata). Among the sea ducks are the eider, canvasback, scoter, etc.
 2. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
 Here be, without duck or nod,
 Other trippings to be trod.   --Milton.
 Bombay duck Zool., a fish. See Bummalo.
 Buffel duck, Spirit duck. See Buffel duck.
 Duck ant Zool., a species of white ant in Jamaica which builds large nests in trees.
 Duck barnacle. Zool. See Goose barnacle.
 Duck hawk. Zool. (a) In the United States: The peregrine falcon. (b) In England: The marsh harrier or moor buzzard.
 Duck mole Zool., a small aquatic mammal of Australia, having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It belongs the subclass Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird or reptile; -- called also duckbill, platypus, mallangong, mullingong, tambreet, and water mole.
 To make ducks and drakes, to throw a flat stone obliquely, so as to make it rebound repeatedly from the surface of the water, raising a succession of jets; hence: To play at ducks and drakes, with property, to throw it away heedlessly or squander it foolishly and unprofitably.
 Lame duck. See under Lame.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming
           bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
      2: (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman [syn: duck's egg]
      3: flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
      4: a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and
      v 1: to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away;
           "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
      2: submerge or plunge suddenly
      3: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: dip, douse]
      4: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
         (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue";
         "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their
         responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
         [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent,
         parry, elude, skirt, dodge, sidestep]