beck

verb
\ˈbek \
becked; becking; becks

Definition of beck 

(Entry 1 of 3)

beck

noun (1)
\ˈbek \

Definition of beck (Entry 2 of 3)

1 chiefly Scottish : bow, curtsy

2a : a beckoning gesture

b : summons, bidding

at one's beck and call

: ready to obey one's command immediately

beck

noun (2)
\ˈbek \

Definition of beck (Entry 3 of 3)

British

First Known Use of beck

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beck

Verb

Middle English, alteration of beknen

Noun (2)

Middle English bek, from Old Norse bekkr; akin to Old English bæc brook, Old High German bah, Lithuanian bėgti to flee — more at phobia

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