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 ?
Moreover, there was no fracture of the vertebrae at the nape of the neck, and it was evident that he had not been hanged.
He brushed the hair upward from the nape of her neck.
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.
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.
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.
He was a brave man, but he had felt the short hairs bristle upon the nape of his neck when that uncanny cry rose upon the air.
Porthos bent over the stair of the mole, and seized by the nape of the neck one of the officers of the royal army who was waiting to embark till all his people should be in the boat.
remarked Napoleon, looking at a dead Russian grenadier, who, with his face buried in the ground and a blackened nape, lay on his stomach with an already stiffened arm flung wide.
You speak to the nape of my neck, and then I have to twist my head round to answer.
On the fourth day, lame and sore, scarcely able to see, so closed were his eyes, he was haled from his bunk by the nape of the neck and set to his duty.
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.
The man who fed was weary, and Tess could see that the red nape of his neck was encrusted with dirt and husks.