beck
Pronunciation Noun

beck (plural becks)

  1. (Norfolk, Northern English dialect) A stream or small river.
    • The brooks, the becks, the rills.
Synonyms Noun

beck (plural becks)

  1. A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Book the Second”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, page 40 ↗:
      Then forthwith to him takes a choſen band / Of Spirits likeſt to himſelf in guile / To be at hand, and at his beck appear,
Translations
  • German: Wink
  • Russian: мановение
Verb

beck (becks, present participle becking; past and past participle becked)

  1. (archaic) To nod or motion with the head.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii]:
      When gold and silver becks me to come on.
Noun

beck (plural becks)

  1. A vat.
Noun

beck (plural becks)

  1. Obsolete form of beak#English|beak.

Beck
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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