Definition of peck:
- A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
- A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.
- Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.
- The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.
- To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; - often with out.
- To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.
- To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.
- To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
- To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; - often with up.
- To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.
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