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English noun: neck

1. neck (body) the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body

SamplesHe admired her long graceful neck.
The horse won by a neck.


Broader (hypernym)external body part

Narrower (hyponym)bull neck

Part holonymareteria cervicalis, arteria carotis, carotid artery, cervical artery, cervical vertebra, dewlap, jugular, jugular vein, musculus sternocleidomastoideus, nape, neck bone, nucha, pharynx, scruff, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle, throat, thymus, thymus gland, trachea, vena jugularis, windpipe

Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

2. neck (object) a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

Broader (hypernym)dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

3. neck (food) a cut of meat from the neck of an animal

Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat

Part holonymscrag, scrag, scrag end

4. neck (artifact) a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form

SamplesThe banjo had a long neck.
The bottle had a wide neck.

Broader (hypernym)part, portion

5. neck (artifact) an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck

Synonymsneck opening

Broader (hypernym)opening

Narrower (hyponym)neckline, V neck

Part holonymcollar, neckband

Part meronymgarment

English verb: neck

1. neck (contact) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

SamplesThe couple were necking in the back seat of the car.

Synonymsmake out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)pet

Narrower (hyponym)smooch, spoon

Verb groupbang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with

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