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Definition of the noun conk
What does conk mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: conks
- informal term for the nose
Alternative definition of the noun conk
- [mycology] 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.
- [slang] A nose, especially a large one.
- Alternate spelling of conch.
Definition of the verb conk
What does conk mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: conked | conking | conks
- come to a stop
- hit, especially on the head
- examples: The stranger conked him and he fainted | Sam and Sue conk the movie
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Paula hit the ball | Paula spanked the child | Paula swatted the fly [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] Paul kicked the door open | Paula bit the bag open | They spanked him dead [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] The cat clawed the counch to pieces | They spanked him to death [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] The cat clawed the counch to pieces with her sharp nails | They spanked him to death with a bat [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Paula hit the ball with a stick | Paula spanked the child with her right hand | Paula swatted the fly with a dishcloth [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique] Paula spanked the naughty child on the back [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Oblique] with [Instrument] Paula spanked the naught child on the back with a paddle [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, genitive] [Oblique, body part] Paula spanked the naughty child's back
Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): bayonet, belt, biff, birch, bludgeon, bonk, brain, bump, cane, clobber, clout, club, cosh, crack, crunch, cudgel, cuff, elbow, flagellate, flog, gash, knee, knife, paddle, pummel, slam, sock, spank, stab, strap, thrash, thump, truncheon, wallop, whip, whisk.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
- pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of conk: buy the farm / cash in one's chips / choke / croak / decease / die / drop dead / exit / expire / give-up the ghost / go / kick the bucket / pass / pass away / perish / pop off / snuff it
- more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
- more specific terms:
- abort = cease development, die, and be aborted
- asphyxiate / suffocate / stifle = be asphyxiated
- pip out / buy it = be killed or die
- drown = die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
- predecease = die before
- famish / starve = die of food deprivation
- fall = die, as in battle or in a hunt
- succumb / yield = be fatally overwhelmed
- pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
Alternative definition of the verb conk
- [slang] To hit, especially on the head.
- To chemically straighten tightly curled hair.
The conk was a hairstyle popular among African-American men from the 1920s to the 1960s. This hairstyle called for a man with naturally "kinky" hair to have it chemically straightened using a relaxer, so that the newly straightened hair could be styled in specific ways. Often, the relaxer was made at home, by mixing lye, eggs, and potatoes, the applier having to wear gloves and the receiver's head having to be rinsed thoroughly after application to avoid chemical burns. Conks were often styled as large pompadours although other men chose to simply slick their straightened hair back, allowing it to lie flat on their heads. Regardless of the styling, conks required a considerable amount of effort to maintain: a man often had to wear a do-rag of some sort at home, to prevent sweat or other agents from causing his hair to revert to its natural state prematurely. Also, the style required repeated application of relaxers; as new hair grew in, it too had to be chemically straightened.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Conk
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by Nicholas Asher
Suppose ye ConK is a condition of the form Č(y1,...,yn) and is predicative DRS of the form \x1. . . \x, K'. Then (M, w, t, K) Ffy iff Hh DK f [h, K'(5/3)] (viii) Suppose \fe Conk is a condition of the form c(y1,...,ym). Then (M, w, t, K) Hf y iff Hh DK f [h, ...
Mushroom Essences (2016)
by Robert Dale Rogers
Rosy conk is a perennial polypore, with vivid pink coloring on the pore side. Essence description Rosy conk mushroom essence relates to issues surrounding chastity and lust. Note the beautiful pink-violet color of the fruiting body. Pink is ...
Competition in Syntax (2001)
by Gereon Müller, Wolfgang Sternefeld
CONk is the highest ranking constraint on which C,- and C ,- differ. The candidates in a given candidate set are generated by 284 Tanja Schmid.
The mechanic's calculator (1836)
comprehending principles, rules, and tables in the various departments of mathematics and mechanics; useful to millwrights, engineers, and artisans in general by William Grier
A conk is a solid figure having a circle for its base and terminated in a vertex ; it may be conceived to be formed by the revolution of a triangle about one of its sides. Conic Sections are the figures made by a plane cutting a cone.
by Leslie Day
ETYMOLOGY Ganoderma: bright skin; applanatum: flat PLACE OF ORIGIN North America Description The artist's conk is a large, semicircular shelf fungus, which grows on the trunks of dead deciduous trees, stumps, and logs. Above, it has ...
by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi
*bracket fungus, see conk; * brown rot fungus; *canker rot, see red ring rot; *cellar rot [Coniophora cerebella, Coniophora puteana]; *conk [Polyporaceae]; *dote; *dry rot [Serpula lacrymans, ...
Shorter Slang Dictionary (2003)
by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge
conk, v.(usually followed byout)to fail, tobreakdown,asin the engine conkedout. From 1918.The Australianequivalent is to go conk,tofail gradually ...
by Eric Partridge
conk . The nose, esp. if ...
Conk, kongk,n.thenose.—n.Conk′y(slang),a person with a large nose. [MrF. HindesGroomesuggeststhat itmaybe back slang, conk being the illiteratespelling oftheGipsy knoc, nose.] Connascent, konnas′ent, adj. born or producedatthe same ...
by Tom Dalzell
122, 1986 COnk verb 1 to straighten hair using any number of chemical processes US, ...
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Usage statistics about conk
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- Artist's Conk bracket fungus
This is the Artist's Conk fungus. A bracket fungus grows parasitically out of the trunks of trees and continue to grow after host tree is dead. This fungus drops spores from the underside of the bracket thus seeding a new bracket below the first one. These fungi are usually very resistant to weather and rain so they stay in place on the tree year after year. Each year the fungus drops spores which form a new shelf below the existing one. They are usually dark on top and light or even white underneath where the spores originate.
Photo credit: Thermaling Girl
- Tree conk(s) in an Alaskan forest
Photo credit: Scot Nelson
- Weeping Conk Fungus
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- Artist's conk
Artist's conk (Ganoderma aplanatum), Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, California.
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- Paradise For Conk
Photo credit: Kathleen Tyler Conklin
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Quotes about Conk
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1K5
The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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