neck

Your neck is the part of your body that connects your head and your shoulders. Your neck, with help from your spine, supports the weight of your head.

It's also thanks to your neck that you can turn your head in all directions (except, of course, directly behind you). Your sweaters and t-shirts have necks too, the holes meant for your head and neck to slide through. In geography, a neck is a long, thin peninsula, a stretch of land that looks neck-like on a map. And to neck is to kiss amorously.

Definitions of neck
  1. noun
    the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
    “he admired her long graceful neck
    “the horse won by a neck
    synonyms: cervix
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    bull neck
    a thick short powerful neck
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    external body part
    any body part visible externally
  2. noun
    an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck
    synonyms: neck opening
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    neckline
    the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
    V neck
    the neck of a garment has the shape in front of the letter V
    crew neck, crew neckline
    a plain straight neckline opening from shoulder to shoulder of sweaters
    decolletage
    a low-cut neckline on a woman's dress
    type of:
    opening
    a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
  3. noun
    a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
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    cut, cut of meat
    a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
  4. noun
    a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
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    type of:
    dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma
    the solid part of the earth's surface
  5. noun
    a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form
    “the banjo had a long neck
    “the bottle had a wide neck
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    part, portion
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
  6. verb
    kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
    “The couple were necking in the back seat of the car”
    synonyms: make out
    have intercourse, have sex, love, roll in the hay
    have sexual intercourse with
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    types:
    smooch, spoon
    snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others
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    pet
    stroke or caress gently
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