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Definition of Duck

Duck

  1. A pet; a darling.
  2. A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
  3. The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
  4. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
  5. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
  6. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
  7. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
  8. To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
  9. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
  10. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.

Duck Quotations

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
Orson Welles

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
Igor Stravinsky

The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck.
Walter Cronkite

Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
Lucian Freud

We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead.
Paul Ryan
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Duck Translations

duck in Afrikaans is eend
duck in Danish is and
duck in Dutch is eend
duck in Finnish is sorsa
duck in French is cane, canard
duck in German is Ente
duck in Norwegian is and, dukke
duck in Portuguese is pato
duck in Spanish is pato
duck in Swedish is and, ducka, anka
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