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

 peck /ˈpɛk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peck, n.
 1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat. “A peck of provender.”
 2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. “A peck of uncertainties and doubts.” --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked p. pr. & vb. n. Pecking.]
 1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.
 2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.
 3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up.
    This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas.   --Shak.
 4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peck, v. i.
 1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.
 2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
    [The hen] went pecking by his side.   --Dryden.
 To peck at, (a) to attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at; to nag; to tease. (a) to eat slowly and in small portions, with litle interest; as, to peck at one's food.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peck n. A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
           "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of
           money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must
           have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good
           deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess,
            mickle, mint, muckle, pile, plenty, pot, quite
           a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy
           sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
      2: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to
         2 gallons
      3: a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605
         cubic inches
      v 1: hit lightly with a picking motion [syn: pick, beak]
      2: eat by pecking at, like a bird [syn: pick up]
      3: kiss lightly [syn: smack]
      4: eat like a bird; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
         [syn: pick at, peck at]
      5: bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her
         husband all day long" [syn: nag, hen-peck]