Definition and Meanings for cock

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Cock is ranked 12,248 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of cock

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of cock

as. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. cf. chicken cf. gael. coc to cock it. cocca notch of an arrow cf. icel. k lump, dan. kok heap, or e. cock to set erect of. coque, f. coche, a small vessel, l. concha muscle shell, a vessel. see coach, and cf. cog a small boat

Meaning of cock


as noun

  • the male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls.
  • a vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
  • a chief man; a leader or master.
  • the crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.
  • a faucet or valve.
  • the style of gnomon of a dial.
  • the indicator of a balance.
  • the bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.
  • a penis.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to set erect; to turn up.
  • to shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.
  • to set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.
  • to turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.

as intransitive verb

  • to strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.

as noun

  • the act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.

as noun

  • the notch of an arrow or crossbow.
  • the hammer in the lock of a firearm.

as transitive verb

  • to draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.

as intransitive verb

  • to draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.

as noun

  • a small concial pile of hay.

as transitive verb

  • to put into cocks or heaps, as hay.

as noun

  • a small boat.

as noun

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