peck

(pk)
   a traditional unit of volume, formerly used for both liquids and solids but now used mostly for dry commodities such as grains, berries, and fruits. A peck is 2 gallons, 8 quarts, or 1/4 bushel. In the U. S. customary system, a peck holds 537.605 cubic inches or approximately 8.8098 liters. In the British Imperial system, a peck is a little larger, holding 554.84 cubic inches or approximately 9.0923 liters. In Scotland, the traditional peck held about 9.1 liters for wheat, peas, or beans and about 12.1 liters for barley or oats. The word "peck", originally spelled "pek", comes from the name of a similar old French unit; the origin of the French unit is not known.

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  • Peck — bezeichnet: die angloamerikanischen Maßeinheit Peck (Maßeinheit) Peck ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adolph Lobegott Peck (1766–1801), deutscher Pfarrer Annie Smith Peck (1850–1935), amerikanische Bergsteigerin Anthony Peck (1947–1996) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peck — Peck, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a peak.] 1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat. A peck of provender. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peck — Peck, ID U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 186 Housing Units (2000): 96 Land area (2000): 0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • peck — peck1 [pek] vt. [ME pecken, var. of picken,PICK3, in specialized senses] 1. to strike with a pointed object, as with a beak 2. to make by doing this [to peck a hole] 3. to pick up with the beak; get by pecking vi …   English World dictionary

  • Peck — Peck, v. i. 1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument. Carew. [1913 Webster] 2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat. [1913 Webster] [The hen] went pecking by his side. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {To peck at}, to attack… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peck — Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pecked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pecking}.] [See {Pick}, v.] 1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peck, ID — U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 186 Housing Units (2000): 96 Land area (2000): 0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Peck, MI — U.S. village in Michigan Population (2000): 599 Housing Units (2000): 253 Land area (2000): 1.010187 sq. miles (2.616372 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.010187 sq. miles (2.616372 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • peck — Ⅰ. peck [1] ► VERB 1) (of a bird) strike or bite with its beak. 2) kiss lightly or perfunctorily. 3) (peck at) informal eat (food) listlessly or daintily. 4) type slowly and laboriously. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • Peck — Peck, n. A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peck — pèck s.m.inv. TS metrol. unità di misura inglese di capacità per aridi, equivalente a litri 9,09 | unità di misura americana di capacità per liquidi, corrispondente a litri 8,810 {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: dall ingl. peck pl. pecks, di …   Dizionario italiano

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