Definition of "neck" [neck]

  • The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders or trunk. (noun)
  • The part of a garment around or near the neck. (noun)
  • Anatomy A narrow or constricted part of a structure, as of a bone or organ, that joins its parts; a cervix. (noun)
  • Anatomy The part of a tooth between the crown and the root. (noun)
  • A relatively narrow elongation, projection, or connecting part: a neck of land; the neck of a flask. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neck" in a sentence
  • "The murderer strains the law to protect his damned useless neck; I'm going to strain the law to break his neck_."
  • "The caption, "Obama and McCain neck to neck" is most appropriate."
  • "And on a cord around my neck is a swedish fire steel, its striker, and a waterproof vile of petroleum jelly smeared cotton balls."