American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gesture of beckoning or summons.
- idiom. at (someone's) beck and call Ready to comply with any wish or command.
- n. Chiefly British A small brook; a creek.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brook; a small stream; especially, a brook with a stony bed or rugged course.
- n. The valley of a beck; a field or patch of ground adjacent to a brook. See batch.
- To signal by a nod or other significant gesture; beckon.
- To recognize a person by a slight bow or nod.
- To summon or intimate some command or desire to by a nod or gesture; beckon to.
- To express by a gesture: as, to beck thanks.
- n. A nod of the head or other significant gesture intended to be understood as expressive of a desire, or as a sign of command.
- n. A gesture of salutation or recognition; a bow; a courtesy.
- n. An agricultural implement with two hooks, used in dressing turnips, etc.; a form of mattock.
- n. A beak.
- n. Any pointed or projecting part of the dress, especially of a head-dress, as of the bycocket.
- n. A vat or vessel used in a dye-house; a back.
- n. Same as beck-harman.
- n. Norfolk, Northern England A stream or small river.
- n. A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.
- v. archaic To nod or motion with the head.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete See beak.
- n. A small brook.
- n. A vat. See back.
- v. Archaic To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.
- v. Archaic To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.
- n. A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.
- n. a beckoning gesture
- A shortened form of beckon, from Old English bēcnan, from Proto-Germanic *bauknan (“beacon”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bek, from bekken, to beckon, alteration of bekenen; see beckon.Middle English, from Old Norse bekkr; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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