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Pecked vs Recked - What's the difference?

pecked | recked |

As verbs the difference between pecked and recked

is that pecked is (peck) while recked is (reck).




  • (peck)

  • peck


    (wikipedia peck)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pecken, pekken, variant of (etyl) picken, . More at pick.


    (en verb)
  • To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.
  • The birds pecked at their food.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) , Chapter 2
  • The rooster had been known to fly on her shoulder and peck her neck, so that now she carried a stick or took one of the children with her when she went to feed the fowls.
  • To form by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument.
  • to peck a hole in a tree
  • To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument, especially with repeated quick movements.
  • To seize and pick up with the beak, or as if with the beak; to bite; to eat; often with up .
  • (Addison)
  • * Shakespeare
  • This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas.
  • To do something in small, intermittent pieces.
  • He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.
  • To type by searching for each key individually.
  • (rare) To type in general.
  • To kiss briefly.
  • * 1997 , , (w, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) , Chapter 1; 1998 ed., Scholastic Press, ISBN 0-590-35340-3, p. 2
  • At half past eight, Mr. Dursley picked up his briefcase, pecked Mrs. Dursley on the cheek, and tried to kiss Dudley good-bye but missed, because Dudley was now having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls.
    Derived terms
    * pecking order * peckish * woodpecker


    (en noun)
  • An act of pecking.
  • A small kiss.
  • Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) (pek), (pekke), of uncertain origin.


    (en noun)
  • One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.
  • They picked a peck of wheat.
  • A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
  • She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.
  • * Milton
  • a peck of uncertainties and doubts

    Etymology 3

    Variant of .


    (en verb)
  • (regional) To throw.
  • To lurch forward; especially, of a horse, to stumble after hitting the ground with the toe instead of teh flat of the foot.
  • * 1928 , (Siegfried Sassoon), Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man , Penguin 2013, p. 97:
  • Anyhow, one of them fell, another one pecked badly, and Jerry disengaged himself from the group to scuttle up the short strip of meadow to win by a length.

    Etymology 4


  • Discoloration caused by fungus growth or insects.
  • an occurrence of peck in rice
    Derived terms
    * pecky

    Etymology 5




  • (reck)
  • Anagrams




    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en verb)
  • To make account of; to care for; to heed; to regard; consider.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • this son of mine not recking danger
  • * Burns
  • And may you better reck the rede / Than ever did the adviser.
  • * 1603 , William Shakespeare, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", Act 1, Scene 3:
  • Ophelia:
    Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
    Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
    Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine,
    Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
    And recks not his own rede.
  • *
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • Little recked he perhaps for what she felt, that dull aching void in her heart sometimes, piercing to the core.
  • To care; to matter.
  • * 1822 , John E. Hall (ed.), The Port Folio , vol. XIV
  • Little thou reck'st [2] of this sad store!
    Would thou might never reck [1] them more!
  • * 1900 , , Villanelle of Marguerite's , lines 10-11
  • *:She knows us not, nor recks if she enthrall
  • *:With voice and eyes and fashion of her hair
  • To concern, to be important
  • It recks not!
  • * Milton
  • What recks it them?
  • (obsolete) To think.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * reckless