from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The head.
- n. A blow, especially on the head.
- n. Chiefly British The human nose.
- transitive v. To hit, especially on the head.
- intransitive v. To stop functioning; fail: The engine conked out on the final lap.
- intransitive v. To fall asleep, especially suddenly or heavily: conked out on the couch watching television.
- intransitive v. To pass out; faint.
- intransitive v. To die.
- n. A hard, shelflike, spore-bearing structure of certain wood-decaying fungi, found on stumps, logs, or trees.
- n. A hairstyle in which the hair is straightened, usually by chemical means. Also called process1.
- transitive v. To straighten (tightly curled hair) usually by chemical means.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The shelf- or bracket-shaped fruiting body of a Bracket fungus (A.K.A. Shelf fungus), i.e., a mushroom growing off a tree trunk.
- n. A nose, especially a large one.
- n. Alternative spelling of conch.
- v. To hit, especially on the head.
- v. To chemically straighten tightly curled hair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the head.
- n. a blow to the head.
- transitive v. to hit on the head.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A confidential chat.
- n. The head.
- n. The nose.
- n. In botany, a tough, leathery, or woody fungus, especially Trametes pini, whose fruiting bodies are bracket-like in form and occur upon the trunks of trees, producing a decay of the timber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
- v. come to a stop
- n. informal term for the nose
- v. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
- v. hit, especially on the head
Paris blows hers out; Malcolm's early "conk" came courtesy of a painful lye job.
Just as it seem like they can't shout any louder, we hear this big "conk," which sound like somebody get hit over the head with a board or somethin.
It also refers to the "conk" style in which tightly curled hair is straightened using the chemical congolene (or should it be conkolene, according to Lionel Boyd) and then combed out.
The Montague people in 1759 paid £1 10s. for their "conk," and also on the purchase year gave Joseph Root 20 shillings for blowing the new shell.
We hear toward evening, high in air, the "conk" of the wild-geese.
Some would return with their hair "conk" a la James Brown and so much brilliantine you could smell it around the corner.
With my wild zoot suit I wore the yellow knob-toe shoes, and I frizzled my hair up into a reddish bush of conk.
Seriously, I have these fevered memories of the ring producing a giant green photon hammer to conk some dude on the melon.
Cabin pressure and high altitude typically cause the taste buds to conk out a mixed blessing, some might say, which means Heston Blumenthal has his work cut out preparing the kind of gourmet dishes for British Airways that airline passengers will actually appreciate.
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And so, Michael's sad, desperate journey to the land of de-nubification would begin — first with the throwback conk/curls and as time would go by, the more extreme, outré modifications to skin, sinew and bone.