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Cock

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cock:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cock:

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Definition of the noun cock

What does cock mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cocks

  1. obscene terms for penis
  2. faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of cock: stopcock / turncock
    • more generic words: faucet / spigot = a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
  3. the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of cock: hammer
    • more generic word: striker = the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
    • part of: firing mechanism / gunlock = the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
  4. adult male chicken
  5. adult male bird
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: bird = warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
    • more specific terms: fighting cock / gamecock = a cock bred and trained for fighting

Alternative definition of the noun cock

noun

  1. A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
  2. Male chicken or other gallinaceous bird.
  3. A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
  4. The hammer of a firearm trigger mechanism.
  5. [slang, vulgar] The penis.
  6. [curling] The circle at the end of the rink.
  7. The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
  8. [British, pejorative, slang] A stupid person.
  9. [informal, British, Tasmania] An informal term of address.
  10. A boastful tilt of one's head or hat
  11. [informal] shuttlecock
  12. A small pile
  13. Short for cock-boat, a type of small boat.

Definition of the verb cock

What does cock mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cocked | cocking | cocks

  1. tilt or slant to one side
  2. set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
  3. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

Alternative definition of the verb cock

verb

  1. [transitive] To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
  2. [intransitive] To be prepared to be triggered.
  3. [transitive] To erect, notably lift or tilt (headwear) boastfully
  4. [British, transitive, slang] To copulate with.
  5. [transitive] To turn or twist something upwards or to one side.
  6. [transitive] To form into piles.

Specialised definition of the verb cock

Glossary of sports / golf

to bend the wrists during the backswing, in preparation for bringing the club forward

Other definitions of cock

What does cock also mean?

interjection

  1. [slang, childish] Expression of annoyance.

Food

Cock is a drinking establishment.

There are other foods with Cock in their name, like Cock-a-leekie soup.

Writings

"Cock" is a play by Mike Bartlett.

Artwork

"Cock" is an artwork by Xu Beihong.

Characters

  1. Cock is a fictional character from the 1973 film On the Trail of the Bremen Town Musicians.
  2. Cock is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Jan De Cock and Courtney Cock.

Miscellanea

  1. Cock is a 2012 theater production of the play by Mike Bartlett.
    • award: - Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play nomination for Mike Bartlett
  2. Cock is a 2009 theater production of the play by Mike Bartlett.
    • some of the awards:
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre nomination for Royal Court Theatre
        • Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, received by Royal Court Theatre
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway nomination for Mike Bartlett

Phrases with Cock

Phrases starting with the word Cock:

  1. cock up
  2. Cock-Up
  3. Cock Pump
  4. Cock ring
  5. Cock Sock
  6. cock-eyed
  7. Cock Juice
  8. Cock tease
  9. Cock-Robin
  10. Cock-Stand
  11. Cock Cheese
  12. Cock Shrimp
  13. cock-a-hoop

Phrases ending with the word Cock:

  1. ball cock
  2. Cold Cock
  3. half-cock
  4. sage cock
  5. Suck Cock
  6. Talk Cock
  7. black cock

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cock

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Google previewScience of Shooting Water Polo: The Driver

by Dr. Jim Solum

The arm cock is the result of an angled body with the torso and right hip rotating to the right and the right leg extending back. It is a torso shot and not an arm shot. When the right arm is straight above the shoulder (without torso rotation) the arm ...

Google previewThe Law Times Reports (1883)

Containing All the Cases Argued and Determined in the House of Lords

A cock is an animal within that section.

A cock is a domestic animal ; it is reduced into possession, and is fed by man.

Google previewLiteral Madness (1989)

Three Novels by Kathy Acker

Cock is the action that makes you go mad. The nuns hit him with a stick. Then they drag him into a hut.

Google previewThe Monthly Review (1796)

cock is a solid piece of metal made circularly, and in the back part of it are cut the notches (or bents) for the full and half cock. The cock, when discharged, strikes on the solid piece of metal projecting inwards, at right angles, from the outside ...

Google previewThe Universal Cook (1792)

And City and Country Housekeeper by Francis Collingwood, John Woollams

Six hens to a cock is the usual proportion; and, in order to make make them familiar, feed them always at one place, and The MAN AG E MENT OF PO U LTRY.

Google previewB & Me (2015)

A True Story of Literary Arousal by J.C. Hallman

and the part of 2666 in which two men in Dracula's castle masturbate to the peephole view of the coupling of Baroness Von Zumpe and General Entrescu, whose foot-long cock is the pride of the Romanian army.

Google previewQuantamplation (2012)

by F a Raffa

The cock is the greed always needy for material wealth and possession which creates Hate, Jealousy and anger, This is represented by the snake. In turn this creates ignorance and delusion which brings the cycle bad to the Bora or Pig.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

|Dunghill cock and hen Europe . Delicate. 5 || colchicus . Common pheasant Idem. 3-3 |Numida meleagris : Guinea hen . - Idem. * |Tatrao urogallus . Mountain cock . . . — |Disagreeable. P tetrix . Black cock - — scoticus .

Google previewThe Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire by Luke Hebert (1837)

A-IRON

a, air: upon turning the cock to draw off, the air enters the smaller passage, and passing along the bent tube b enters the vet above the surface of the liquor through the metal plug or ferrule d. Fig. 2 is a section of a barrel showing another ...

Google previewThe Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia, Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire ... (1836)

by Luke Hebert

The steam is admitted into the cylinder by a four-way cock, which differs from that generally used, by its being considerably more tapered, which effectually prevents it from jamming by unequal expansion or contraction, — an evil to which the ...

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Cock a Doodle Doo 3 D popular English language nursery rhyme

The first two lines were used in a murder pamphlet in England, 1606, which seems to suggest that children sang those lines, or very similar ones, to mock the ...

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Quotes about Cock

As the old Cock craws, the young Cock lears.
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Scrabble value of C3O1C3K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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