Antonyms
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1. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away.

Antonyms

  • end

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Duck

  • chuck-a-luck
  • unstuck
  • struck
  • kachuck
  • canuck
  • wnuk
  • truck
  • stucke
  • stuck
  • snuck
  • smuck
  • schmuck
  • pluck
  • mruk
  • kruk
  • kruck
  • kluck
  • gluck
  • fluck
  • druck
  • cluck
  • bruck
  • amuck
  • amok
  • zuk
  • zuck
  • yuk
  • yuck
  • wruck
  • tuck

Example sentences of the word duck


1. Foreign word
Contrary to what its name suggests, duck sauce does not actually contain any fowl.

2. Noun, singular or mass
However, poultry is more than just chicken — it also includes duck, goose and turkey.

Quotes containing the word duck


1. Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too,"Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie. (Jace Wayland)
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

3. Trains are great dirty smoky things,"said Will. "You won't like it."Tessa was unmoved. "I won't know if I like it until I try it, will I?""I've never swum naked in the Thames before, but I know I wouldn't like it.""But think how entertaining for sightseers,"said Tessa, and she saw Jem duck his head to hide the quick flash of his grin.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

2. duck-billed

adjective. having a beak resembling that of a duck.

Synonyms

  • beaked

3. duck-billed_dinosaur

noun. any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic.

Synonyms

  • corythosaur
  • trachodon
  • ornithischian
  • hadrosaur
  • corythosaurus
  • ornithischian dinosaur
  • hadrosaurus
  • edmontosaurus
  • Hadrosauridae
  • family Hadrosauridae
  • anatotitan

4. duck

noun. ['ˈdʌk'] small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs.

Synonyms

  • muscovy duck
  • duck down
  • shoveller
  • scaup
  • Anas rubripes
  • butterball
  • canvasback duck
  • teal
  • Anatidae
  • pin-tailed duck
  • summer duck
  • sea duck
  • whistler
  • Bucephela albeola
  • ruddy duck
  • wigeon
  • wild duck
  • family Anatidae
  • bufflehead
  • anseriform bird
  • mallard
  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • broadbill
  • drake
  • Bucephela clangula
  • redhead
  • bluebill
  • wood duck
  • black duck
  • Aythya valisineria
  • dabbler
  • duckling
  • Anas penelope
  • sheldrake
  • pintail
  • Anas platyrhynchos
  • quack-quack
  • pochard
  • Cairina moschata
  • Anas acuta
  • musk duck
  • wood widgeon
  • Aix sponsa
  • Anas clypeata
  • Aix galericulata
  • scaup duck
  • widgeon
  • Oxyura jamaicensis
  • dipper
  • Aythya ferina
  • Aythya americana
  • goldeneye
  • canvasback
  • mandarin duck

Antonyms

  • dabbling duck
  • nonworker
  • thin person
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] submerge or plunge suddenly.

Synonyms

  • plunge
  • dive

Antonyms

  • raise
  • deposit
  • natural object

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).

Synonyms

  • circumvent
  • elude
  • put off
  • skirt
  • dodge
  • avoid
  • hedge
  • beg
  • quibble
  • sidestep
  • fudge
  • evade

Antonyms

  • dry
  • ignite
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. duck

noun. ['ˈdʌk'] a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • attract
  • encourage
  • hearten

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. duck

noun. ['ˈdʌk'] flesh of a duck (domestic or wild).

Synonyms

  • poultry

Antonyms

  • validate
  • consume

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. duck

noun. ['ˈdʌk'] (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman.

Synonyms

  • score

Antonyms

  • maximize
  • refrain

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. duck

verb. ['ˈdʌk'] dip into a liquid.

Synonyms

  • plunge
  • dunk
  • dip
  • souse

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • incorporeal
  • unbodied
  • immateriality

Etymology

  • doek (Dutch)
  • doec (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
  • douken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • duce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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