Definitions for duck

Definitions for (noun) duck

Main entry: duck

Definition: small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

Main entry: duck

Definition: a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents

Main entry: duck

Definition: flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

Main entry: duck, duck's egg

Definition: (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

Definitions for (verb) duck

Main entry: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude

Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Main entry: duck

Definition: to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away

Usage: Before he could duck, another stone struck him

Main entry: duck

Definition: submerge or plunge suddenly

Main entry: duck, dip, douse

Definition: dip into a liquid

Usage: He dipped into the pool

Visual thesaurus for duck