- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
Used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Romans 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 (Deuteronomy 28:48; Isaiah 10:27; Jeremiah 27:2). Conquerors put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their subjection (Joshua 10:24; 2 Samuel 22:41).
NECK, noun [G. This word is properly the nape or vertebrae of the neck behind, and is so rendered in other languages, Latin that is a knob or mass.]
1. The part of an animals body which is between the head and the trunk, and connects them. In man and many other animals, this part is more slender than the trunk; hence,
2. A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts; as the neck of land between Boston and Roxbury.
3. The long slender part of a vessel, , as a retort; or of a plant, as a gourd; or of any instrument, as a guitar.
A stiff neck in Scripture, denotes obstinacy in sin.
On the neck , immediately after; following closely.
First by committing one sin on the neck of another.
[This phrase is not much used. We more frequently say, on the heels.]
To break the neck of an affair, to hinder, or to do the principal thing to prevent.
To harden the neck to grow obstinate; to be more and more perverse and rebellious. Nehemiah 9:29.
NECKATEE, n . A gorget; a kerchief for a womans neck. [Not in use.]
NECKBEEF, noun The coarse flesh of the neck of cattle, sold at a low price.
As cheap as neckbeef
CLOTH, noun A piece of cloth worn on the neck.
NECKED, adjective Having a neck ; as in stiff-necked.
NECKERCHIEF, noun A gorget; a kerchief for a womans neck. [ Not in use.]
NECKLACE, noun A string of beads or precious stones, worn by women on the neck.
NECKLACED, adjective Marked as with a necklace.
NECKLAND, noun A neck or long tract of land.
NECKVERSE, noun 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, _ c.
NECKWEED, noun Hemp; in ridicule.