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BUCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Buck mean? 

BUCK (noun)
  The noun BUCK has 5 senses:

1. a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
2. a piece of paper money worth one dollar
3. United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
4. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
5. mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

  Familiarity information: BUCK used as a noun is common.


BUCK (verb)
  The verb BUCK has 4 senses:

1. to strive with determination
2. resist
3. move quickly and violently
4. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

  Familiarity information: BUCK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUCK (noun)


Sense 1buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

vaulting horse; long horse; buck

Hypernyms ("buck" is a kind of...):

gymnastic horse; horse (a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs)


Sense 2buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of paper money worth one dollar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

one dollar bill; dollar bill; dollar; clam; buck

Hypernyms ("buck" is a kind of...):

bank bill; bank note; banker's bill; banknote; bill; Federal Reserve note; government note; greenback; note (a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank))

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)


Sense 3Buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Pearl Buck; Pearl Sydenstricker Buck; Buck

Instance hypernyms:

missionary; missioner (someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country)

author; writer (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))


Sense 4buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sawbuck; sawhorse; buck; horse

Hypernyms ("buck" is a kind of...):

frame; framework; framing (a structure supporting or containing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "buck"):

trestle (sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop)


Sense 5buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("buck" is a kind of...):

eutherian; eutherian mammal; placental; placental mammal (mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "buck"):

stag (adult male deer)


BUCK (verb)


Sense 1buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To strive with determination

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

John is bucking for a promotion

Hypernyms (to "buck" is one way to...):

endeavor; endeavour; strive (attempt by employing effort)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resist

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

buck; go against

Context example:

buck the trend

Hypernyms (to "buck" is one way to...):

oppose; react (act against or in opposition to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move quickly and violently

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

shoot down; buck; tear; charge; shoot

Context examples:

The car tore down the street / He came charging into my office

Hypernyms (to "buck" is one way to...):

belt along; bucket along; cannonball along; hasten; hie; hotfoot; pelt along; race; rush; rush along; speed (step on it)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "buck"):

rip (move precipitously or violently)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4buck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hitch; buck; jerk

Context example:

the yung filly bucked

Hypernyms (to "buck" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Fretting cares make grey hairs." (English proverb)

"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand." (Native American proverb, tribe unknown)

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"Better safe than sorry." (Croatian proverb)

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