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Necked vs Becked - What's the difference?

necked | becked |

As verbs the difference between necked and becked

is that necked is (neck) while becked is (beck).

As an adjective necked

is (in combination) having some specific type of neck.




  • (in combination) Having some specific type of neck
  • (nautical, archaic, of a treenail) Cracked.
  • Derived terms

    * black-necked screamer * grey-necked wood rail * pencil-necked * ring-necked parakeet * side-necked turtle * snake-necked turtle * stiff-necked * yellow-necked mouse


  • (neck)
  • becked



  • (beck)

  • beck


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . Cognate with low German bek or beck


    (en noun)
  • (Norfolk, Northern English dialect) A stream or small river.
  • * Drayton
  • The brooks, the becks , the rills.
    * brook * burn * creek * stream

    Etymology 2

    A shortened form of (beckon), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.
  • To be at the beck and call of someone.


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To nod or motion with the head.
  • * Shakespeare
  • When gold and silver becks me to come on.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1896, author=Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, title=Winter Evening Tales, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="I'll buy so many acres of old Scotland and call them by the Lockerby's name; and I'll have nobles and great men come bowing and becking to David Lockerby as they do to Alexander Gordon. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1881, author=Various, title=The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The becking waiter, that with wreathed smiles, wont to spread for Samuel and Bozzy their "supper of the gods," has long since pocketed his last sixpence; and vanished, sixpence and all, like a ghost at cock-crowing. }}

    Etymology 3

    See back.


    (en noun)
  • A vat.
  • Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • (Spenser)