Buckle vs Muckle - What's the difference?

buckle | muckle |


As verbs the difference between buckle and muckle

is that buckle is to distort or collapse under physical pressure; especially, of a slender structure in compression or buckle can be to fasten using a buckle while muckle is (us|dialectal) to latch onto something with the mouth.

As nouns the difference between buckle and muckle

is that buckle is (countable) a clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap while muckle is (chiefly|scotland) a great amount.

As an adjective muckle is

(archaic|outside|northumbria|and|scotland) large, massive.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

buckle

English

(wikipedia buckle)

Etymology 1

From a frequentative form of .

Verb

(buckl)
  • To distort or collapse under physical pressure; especially, of a slender structure in compression.
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Perhaps as startling as the sheer toll was the devastation to some of the state’s well-known locales. Boardwalks along the beach in Seaside Heights, Belmar and other towns on the Jersey Shore were blown away. Amusement parks, arcades and restaurants all but vanished. Bridges to barrier islands buckled , preventing residents from even inspecting the damage to their property.
  • To make bend; to cause to become distorted.
  • (figuratively) To give in; to react suddenly or adversely to stress or pressure (of a person).
  • It is amazing that he has never buckled after so many years of doing such urgent work.
  • To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • The Dutch, as high as they seem, do begin to buckle .
  • (obsolete) To enter upon some labour or contest; to join in close fight; to contend.
  • * Latimer
  • The bishop was as able and ready to buckle with the Lord Protector as he was with him.
  • * Shakespeare
  • In single combat thou shalt buckle with me.
  • To buckle down; to apply oneself.
  • * Barrow
  • To make our sturdy humour buckle thereto.
  • * J. D. Forbes
  • Before buckling to my winter's work.
  • * Fuller
  • Cartwright buckled himself to the employment.

    Etymology 2

    * Noun: (etyl) bocle, from (etyl) . * Verb: bokelen "to arch the body," from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) A clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap.
  • (Canada, heraldry) The brisure of an eighth daughter.
  • (roofing) An upward, elongated displacement of a roof membrane frequently occurring over insulation or deck joints. A buckle may be an indication of movement with the roof assembly.
  • A distortion, bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
  • (Knight)
  • A curl of hair, especially a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
  • * Washington Irving
  • earlocks in tight buckles on each side of a lantern face
  • * Addison
  • lets his wig lie in buckle for a whole half year
  • A contorted expression, as of the face.
  • * Churchill
  • 'Gainst nature armed by gravity, / His features too in buckle see.

    Verb

  • To fasten using a buckle.
  • (Scotland) To unite in marriage.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)

    See also

    * buckle down * buckle up * turnbuckle

    Anagrams

    *

    muckle

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chiefly, Scotland) A great amount.
  • Derived terms

    * many a mickle makes a muckle

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (archaic, outside, Northumbria, and, Scotland) Large, massive.
  • * , song A Pair o Nicky-tams :
  • She clorts a muckle piece [sandwich] tae me, wi' different kinds o' jam,
    An' tells me ilka nicht that she admires my Nicky Tams.
  • (archaic, outside, Northumbria, and, Scotland) Much.
  • Verb

    (muckl)
  • (US, dialectal) To latch onto something with the mouth.
  • * {{quote-book, 1954, Elizabeth Ogilvie, The Dawning of the Day citation
  • , passage= And how'd she get such a holt on you, Terence Campion, let alone the way she's muckled onto those Bennetts?}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, William G. Wilkoff, The Maternity Leave Breastfeeding Plan, isbn=0743213459 citation
  • , passage=Another technique for the baby who is having trouble muckling on involves a breast or nipple shield.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2004, William J. Vande Kopple, The Catch: Families, Fishing, and Faith, page=18, isbn=0802826776 citation
  • , passage=When an exhausted sucker is hauled to the top of The Wall, usually its muckling circle of a mouth goes into a frenzied sucking spasm.}}
  • (rare) To talk big; to exaggerate.
  • * {{quote-book, 1896, , The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan, year_published=1941
  • , passage=I told him all, / Both bad and good; / I bade him call — / He said he would: / I added much — the more I muckled , / The more that chuckling chummy chuckled! }}

    Synonyms

    * (to talk big) mickle

    References

    * * * Geordie English