Cock meaning

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A jaunty, erect position.

The cock of a hat.

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The penis.
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To cock is defined as to tilt or raise to an upright position.

An example of to cock is tilting a hat to the side.

An example of to cock is a cat raising his ears when he hears a sound outside, he cocks his ears.

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A weathervane shaped like a rooster; a weathercock.
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A faucet or valve by which the flow of a liquid or gas can be regulated.
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The characteristic cry of a rooster early in the morning.
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An adult male chicken; a rooster.
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An adult male of various other birds.
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The hammer of a firearm.
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The position of the hammer of a firearm when ready for firing.
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The penis.
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A man or boy regarded as mean or contemptible.
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To set the hammer of (a firearm) in a position ready for firing.
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To set (a device, such as a camera shutter) in a position ready for use.
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To tilt or turn up or to one side, usually in a jaunty or alert manner.

Cocked an eyebrow in response to a silly question.

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To raise in preparation to throw or hit.

Cocked the bat before swinging at the pitch.

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A cone-shaped pile of straw or hay.
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To arrange (straw or hay) into piles shaped like cones.
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A woodcock.
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A weather vane in the shape of a rooster; weathercock.
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A leader or chief, esp. one with some boldness or arrogance.
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A faucet or valve for regulating the flow of a liquid or gas.
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A tilting or turning upward, as of the eye or ear.
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The male of the chicken; rooster.
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The male of certain other birds.
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The crowing of a rooster, esp. at sunrise.
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Cockcrow.
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The hammer of a firearm.
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The position of such a hammer when set for firing.
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To tilt or set (a hat, etc.) jauntily on one side.
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To raise to an erect position.

A dog cocks his ears.

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To tilt or turn (the eye or ear) toward something.
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To draw back (one's fist, arm, etc.) ready to strike.
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To set the hammer of (a gun) in firing position.
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To set (a tripping device, as for the shutter of a camera) ready to be released.
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To assume an erect or tilted position.
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To behave in a cocky way; strut.
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A small, cone-shaped pile, as of hay.
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To pile in cocks.
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A male bird, especially a domestic fowl.
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Male chicken or other gallinaceous bird.
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Male pigeon.
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A valve or tap for controlling flow in plumbing.
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The hammer of a firearm trigger mechanism.
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The notch of an arrow or crossbow.
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(slang, vulgar) The penis.
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(curling) The circle at the end of the rink.
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The state of being cocked; an upward turn, tilt or angle.
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(UK, New Zealand, pejorative, slang) A stupid person.
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(informal, UK, Tasmania) An informal term of address.

All right, cock?

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A boastful tilt of one's head or hat.
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(informal) Shuttlecock.
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A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
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(dated, humorous) A chief man; a leader or master.
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The crow of a cock, especially the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.
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The style or gnomon of a sundial.

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The indicator of a balance.

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The bridge piece that affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.

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(intransitive) To lift the cock of a firearm; to prepare (a gun) to be fired.
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(intransitive) To be prepared to be triggered by having the cock lifted.

In the darkness, the gun cocked loudly.

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To erect; to turn up.
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(UK, slang) To copulate with.
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To turn or twist something upwards or to one side; to lift or tilt (e.g. headwear) boastfully.

He cocked his hat jauntily.

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(intransitive, dated) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.
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(intransitive, dated) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.

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(slang) Expression of annoyance.
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A small conical pile of hay.

The farmhands stack the hay into cocks.

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To form into piles.
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Short for cock-boat, a type of small boat.
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(obsolete) A corruption of the word God, used in oaths.
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The definition of a cock is a rooster.

An example of a cock is a male chicken.

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A tilting or jaunty turn upward.

The cock of a hat.

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Origin of cock

From Middle English cock, cok, from Old English -cocc (attested in place names), from Old Norse kǫkkr (“lump”), from Proto-Germanic *kukkaz (“bulge, swelling”), from Proto-Indo-European *geugh- (“swelling”). Cognate with Norwegian kok (“heap, lump”), Swedish koka (“a lump of earth”), German Kocke (“heap of hay, dunghill”), Middle Low German kogge (“wide, rounded ship”), Dutch kogel (“ball”), German Kugel (“ball, globe”).