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neck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of neck

  1. 1 a broad geographical area <we're going to be in your neck of the woods in July, so maybe we can get together then> Synonyms belt, corridor, land, region, part(s), tract, zoneRelated Words district, domain, latitude(s), range, realm, terrain, territory; neighborhood, vicinity

  2. 2 a narrow body of water between two land masses <only a narrow neck of the South China Sea separates Taiwan from mainland China> Synonyms narrows, channel, sound, straitRelated Words arm, bay, gulf, inlet; roads, roadstead; reach, stretch

  3. 3 a very small distance or degree <for most of the race he trailed the leader by only a neck> Synonyms ace, hairbreadth (or hairsbreadth), hairline, hop, skip, and jump, inch, hair, shouting distance, step, stone's throwRelated Words bit, crumb, dab, iota, jot, minim, mite, particle, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), trace, trifleNear Antonyms infinity, light-yearAntonyms country mile, long haul, mile




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