nape


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nape

 (nāp, năp)
n.
The back of the neck.

[Middle English.]

nape

(neɪp)
n
the back of the neck.
[C13: of unknown origin]

nape

(neɪp)
vb
(Military) (tr) military slang US to attack with napalm

nape

(neɪp, næp)

n.
the back of the neck.
[1300–50; Middle English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nape - the back side of the necknape - the back side of the neck    
cervix, neck - 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"
back end, backside, rear - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

nape

noun
Related words
technical name nucha
adjective nuchal
Translations
قَفا العُنْق
týl
nakke
tarkó
hnakkagrófhnakki
sprandas
skausts
ceafăgrumaz
tylo
nacke

nape

[neɪp] N (also nape of the neck) → nuca f, cogote m

nape

[ˈneɪp] n
nape of the neck → nuque f

nape

n nape of the/one’s neckNacken m, → Genick nt

nape

[neɪp] n nape of the necknuca

nape

(neip) noun
the back of the neck. His hair curled over the nape of his neck.

nape

n. nuca, cerviz, parte posterior del cuello; pop. pescuezo, cogote.
References in classic literature ?
He brushed the hair upward from the nape of her neck.
But I am going now to keep a sharp look-out on him; and if I see anything very suspicious going on, I'll just take him by the nape of his neck, and say --Look here, Beelzebub, you don't do it; and if he makes any fuss, by the Lord I'll make a grab into his pocket for his tail, take it to the capstan, and give him such a wrenching and heaving, that his tail will come short off at the stump --do you see; and then, I rather guess when he finds himself docked in that queer fashion, he'll sneak off without the poor satisfaction of feeling his tail between his legs.
And I soon found myself getting heavily bumped from behind in the nape of the neck and the small of the back, and having my face ignominiously shoved against the kitchen wall, because I did not answer those questions at sufficient length.
Every now and then Sancho gave vent to deep sighs and dismal groans, and on Don Quixote asking him what caused such acute suffering, he replied that, from the end of his back-bone up to the nape of his neck, he was so sore that it nearly drove him out of his senses.
There was a strange familiarity-- a weird familiarity in it that made the short hairs rise at the nape of his neck, and brought his upper lip into an involuntary snarl that bared his fighting fangs.
Totty, however, had descended from her chair with great swiftness, and was already in retreat towards the dairy with a sort of waddling run, and an amount of fat on the nape of her neck which made her look like the metamorphosis of a white suckling pig.
The son of Phyleus got close up to him and drove a spear into the nape of his neck: it went under his tongue all among his teeth, so he bit the cold bronze, and fell dead in the dust.
Lurgan Sahib laid one hand gently on the nape of his neck, stroked it twice or thrice, and whispered: 'Look
Her forehead was against the very blackness of the panes; pulled upward from the beautiful, strong nape of her neck, the twisted mass of her tawny hair was held high upon her head by the arrow of gold.
he suggested, after watching for a while the nape of her neck, a patch of dazzling white skin and soft shadow above the sombre line of her shoulders.
Sat down then, and winked at the lean lady, when I had the high satisfaction of finding him lift me up by the nape of the neck, and fling me over into the pit.
Domitian dreamed, the night before he was slain, that a golden head was growing, out of the nape of his neck: and indeed, the succession that followed him for many years, made golden times.