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pea·cock

 (pē′kŏk′)
n.
1.
a. A male peafowl, distinguished by its crested head, brilliant blue or green plumage, and long modified back feathers that are marked with iridescent eyelike spots and that can be spread in a fanlike form.
b. A peafowl, either male or female.
2. A vain or ostentatious person.
intr.v. pea·cocked, pea·cock·ing, pea·cocks
To strut about like a peacock; exhibit oneself vainly.

[Middle English pocock, pecok : po, peacock (from Old English pawa, pēa, peafowl, from Latin pāvō, peacock) + Middle English cok; see cock1.]

pea′cock′ish, pea′cock′y adj.
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peacock

(ˈpiːˌkɒk)
n, pl -cocks or -cock
1. (Animals) a male peafowl, having a crested head and a very large fanlike tail marked with blue and green eyelike spots.
2. (Animals) another name for peafowl
3. a vain strutting person
vb
4. to display (oneself) proudly
5. obsolete slang Austral to acquire (the best pieces of land) in such a way that the surrounding land is useless to others
[C14 pecok, pe- from Old English pāwa (from Latin pāvō peacock) + cock1]
ˈpeaˌcockish adj
ˈpeaˌhen fem n

Peacock

(ˈpiːˌkɒk)
n
(Biography) Thomas Love. 1785–1866, English novelist and poet, noted for his satirical romances, including Headlong Hall (1816) and Nightmare Abbey (1818)
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pea•cock

(ˈpiˌkɒk)

n., pl. -cocks, (esp. collectively) -cock,
1. the male of the peafowl, distinguished by its long, erectile, iridescent tail feathers that are marked with eyelike spots and can be spread in a fan.
2. any peafowl.
3. a vain, self-conscious person.
v.i.
4. to display oneself vainly; strut like a peacock.
[1250–1300; Middle English pecok=pe- (Old English pēa peafowl < Latin pāvō) + cok cock1]
pea′cock`ish, pea′cock′y, adj.

Pea•cock

(ˈpiˌkɒk)

n.
Thomas Love, 1785–1866, English poet and novelist.
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peacock


Past participle: peacocked
Gerund: peacocking

Imperative
peacock
peacock
Present
I peacock
you peacock
he/she/it peacocks
we peacock
you peacock
they peacock
Preterite
I peacocked
you peacocked
he/she/it peacocked
we peacocked
you peacocked
they peacocked
Present Continuous
I am peacocking
you are peacocking
he/she/it is peacocking
we are peacocking
you are peacocking
they are peacocking
Present Perfect
I have peacocked
you have peacocked
he/she/it has peacocked
we have peacocked
you have peacocked
they have peacocked
Past Continuous
I was peacocking
you were peacocking
he/she/it was peacocking
we were peacocking
you were peacocking
they were peacocking
Past Perfect
I had peacocked
you had peacocked
he/she/it had peacocked
we had peacocked
you had peacocked
they had peacocked
Future
I will peacock
you will peacock
he/she/it will peacock
we will peacock
you will peacock
they will peacock
Future Perfect
I will have peacocked
you will have peacocked
he/she/it will have peacocked
we will have peacocked
you will have peacocked
they will have peacocked
Future Continuous
I will be peacocking
you will be peacocking
he/she/it will be peacocking
we will be peacocking
you will be peacocking
they will be peacocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peacocking
you have been peacocking
he/she/it has been peacocking
we have been peacocking
you have been peacocking
they have been peacocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peacocking
you will have been peacocking
he/she/it will have been peacocking
we will have been peacocking
you will have been peacocking
they will have been peacocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peacocking
you had been peacocking
he/she/it had been peacocking
we had been peacocking
you had been peacocking
they had been peacocking
Conditional
I would peacock
you would peacock
he/she/it would peacock
we would peacock
you would peacock
they would peacock
Past Conditional
I would have peacocked
you would have peacocked
he/she/it would have peacocked
we would have peacocked
you would have peacocked
they would have peacocked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peacock - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespotpeacock - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Inachis, Inachis - a genus of Nymphalidae
2.peacock - male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots
bird of Juno, peafowl - very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird
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peacock

verb
To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
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Translations
طاؤوسطاووسطَاوُوسٌ
паун
páv-ice
påfugl
pavo
riikinkukko
मोर
paun
páva
burung merakmerak
páfugl
クジャク
공작새
povas
pāvs
păun
páv
pav
påfågel
นกยูง
chim côngcon công

peacock

[ˈpiːkɒk]
A. N (peacocks or peacock (pl)) → pavo m real
B. CPD peacock blue Nazul m (de) pavo real
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peacock

[ˈpiːkɒk] npaon m peacock featherpeacock blue nbleu m canard invpeacock-blue [ˌpiːkɒkˈbluː] adjbleu canard invpeacock feather nplume f de paonpea green nvert m pomme invpea-green [ˌpiːˈgriːn] adjvert pomme invpea jacket ncaban m
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peacock

[ˈpiːˌkɒk] npavone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

peacock

(ˈpiːkok) feminine ˈpeahen (-hen) noun
a kind of large bird, the male of which is noted for its magnificent tail-feathers.
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peacock

طَاوُوسٌ páv påfugl Pfau παγώνι pavo real riikinkukko paon paun pavone クジャク 공작새 pauw påfugl paw pavão павлин påfågel นกยูง tavus kuşu con công 孔雀
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A Jay venturing into a yard where Peacocks used to walk, found there a number of feathers which had fallen from the Peacocks when they were moulting.
They have learned from the sea also its vanity: is not the sea the peacock of peacocks?
The view is so lovely, and I like to feed the peacocks. Have you ever been there?"
A row of peacocks with spread tails ran along the top of it, and all the feathers were gorgeously painted.
Tally-ho coach for Leicester'll be round in half an hour, and don't wait for nobody." So spake the boots of the Peacock Inn Islington, at half-past two o'clock on the morning of a day in the early part of November 183-, giving Tom at the same time a shake by the shoulder, and then putting down a candle; and carrying off his shoes to clean.
If we reach Compiegne we shall stop at the Peacock. It is kept by a friend of ours."
Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry, Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer, Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh-- He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
Every shaft was a just ell long, set with peacock's feathers, and notched with silver.
Peacock, whose practice he had paid something to enter on, had not been their doctor (Mrs.
They have two beds at the Peacock, and I can boldly say, on behalf of Mrs.
He had ornamented his hat with a cluster of peacock's feathers, but they were limp and broken, and now trailed negligently down his back.
He is not Ikki to dig holes, nor Mao, the Peacock, that he should fly.