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 for neck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neck \Neck\ (n[e^]k), n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek
     the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel.
     hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.]
     1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the
        trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more
        slender than the trunk.
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     2. Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or
        resembling the neck of an animal; as:
        (a) The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of
            a fruit, as a gourd.
        (b) A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main
            body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.
        (c) (Mus.) That part of a violin, guitar, or similar
            instrument, which extends from the head to the body,
            and on which is the finger board or fret board.
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     3. (Mech.) A reduction in size near the end of an object,
        formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the
        journal of a shaft.
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     4. (Bot.) the point where the base of the stem of a plant
        arises from the root.
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     Neck and crop, completely; wholly; altogether; roughly and
        at once. [Colloq.]
     Neck and neck (Racing), so nearly equal that one cannot be
        said to be before the other; very close; even; side by
     Neck of a capital. (Arch.) See Gorgerin.
     Neck of a cascabel (Gun.), the part joining the knob to the
        base of the breech.
     Neck of a gun, the small part of the piece between the
        chase and the swell of the muzzle.
     Neck of a tooth (Anat.), the constriction between the root
        and the crown.
     Neck or nothing (Fig.), at all risks.
     Neck verse.
        (a) The verse formerly read to entitle a party to the
            benefit of clergy, said to be the first verse of the
            fifty-first Psalm, "Miserere mei," etc. --Sir W.
        (b) Hence, a verse or saying, the utterance of which
            decides one's fate; a shibboleth.
                  These words, "bread and cheese," were their neck
                  verse or shibboleth to distinguish them; all
                  pronouncing "broad and cause," being presently
                  put to death.                     --Fuller.
     Neck yoke.
        (a) A bar by which the end of the tongue of a wagon or
            carriage is suspended from the collars of the
        (b) A device with projecting arms for carrying things (as
            buckets of water or sap) suspended from one's
     On the neck of, immediately after; following closely; on
        the heel of. "Committing one sin on the neck of another."
        --W. Perkins.
     Stiff neck, obstinacy in evil or wrong; inflexible
        obstinacy; contumacy. "I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff
        neck." --Deut. xxxi. 27.
     To break the neck of, to destroy the main force of; to
        break the back of. "What they presume to borrow from her
        sage and virtuous rules . . . breaks the neck of their own
        cause." --Milton.
     To harden the neck, to grow obstinate; to be more and more
        perverse and rebellious. --Neh. ix. 17.
     To tread on the neck of, to oppress; to tyrannize over.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  neck \neck\, v. i.
     To kiss and caress amorously. [Colloq.] -- n. necking.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neck \Neck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Necked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Necking.] (Mech.)
     To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making
     a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: neck, cervix]
      2: a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
      3: a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
      4: 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"
      5: an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of
         the garment near the wearer's neck [syn: neck, neck
      v 1: kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; "The couple
           were necking in the back seat of the car" [syn: neck,
           make out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  180 Moby Thesaurus words for "neck":
     abbreviation, advocate, alpenstock, and quarter, ankle, arm,
     articulation, astriction, astringency, athletic supporter, back,
     backbone, backing, bandeau, bearer, bill and coo, bottleneck,
     boundary, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, breast, butt,
     buttress, canal, cane, carrier, cervix, channel, chicken foot,
     circumscription, clinch, closure, coarctation, compactedness,
     compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation,
     connecting link, connecting rod, connection, consolidation,
     constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, copulate,
     corset, coupling, crook, crutch, curtailment, dally, dark meat,
     decapitate, decollate, decrease, defile, diminuendo, dovetail,
     draw, drumstick, elbow, embrace, foundation garment, fulcrum,
     gibbet, giblets, girdle, gliding joint, guillotine, guy, guywire,
     hang, head, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hourglass, hourglass figure,
     interface, isthmus, jock, jockstrap, join, joining, joint,
     juncture, knee, knitting, knuckle, leg, link, lollygag, lynch,
     mainstay, maintainer, make love, make out, mast, miter, mortise,
     narrow, narrow place, narrowing, narrows, noose, oyster, pass, pet,
     pivot, pivot joint, prop, puckering, pursing, rabbet, reduction,
     reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rigging,
     scarf, scrag, seam, shortening, shoulder, shroud, smooch,
     solidification, spine, spoon, sprit, staff, standing rigging,
     stave, stay, stick, stiffener, stitch, strait, stranglement,
     strangulation, strengthener, stretch, striction, stricture,
     string up, support, supporter, sustainer, suture, sweet-talk,
     symphysis, systole, thigh, throat, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint,
     toy, trifle, turkey foot, union, upholder, walking stick, wanton,
     wasp waist, weld, whisper sweet nothings, white meat, wing,
     wishbone, wrinkling, wrist

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Rom. 16:4)
     is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are
     represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the
     people's necks (Deut. 28:48; Isa. 10:27; Jer. 27:2). Conquerors
     put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their
     subjection (Josh. 10:24; 2 Sam. 22:41).

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