Meaning of COCK in English

COCK

I. cock 1 /kɒk $ kɑːk/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: cocc 'male chicken' ]

1 . CHICKEN an adult male chicken SYN rooster British English ⇨ hen :

A cock crowed in the distance.

2 . MALE BIRD especially British English an adult male bird of any kind:

A cock pheasant rose from the hill in front of me.

3 . SEX ORGAN informal not polite a ↑ penis

4 . cock and bull story British English a story or excuse that is silly and unlikely but is told as if it were true:

a cock and bull story about the dog eating her homework

5 . OBJECT THAT CONTROLS FLOW something that controls the flow of liquid or gas out of a pipe or container SYN tap ⇨ ↑ ballcock , ↑ stopcock

6 . MAN British English old-fashioned used by some people when talking to a man they know well

⇨ ↑ half cocked

II. cock 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

1 . to lift a part of your body, or hold a part of your body at an angle:

She cocked her head and considered the offer.

He cocked a quizzical eyebrow at her.

2 . to pull back the ↑ hammer of a gun so that it is ready to be fired

3 . to move your hat so that it is at an angle

4 . cock an ear/eye to listen or look very carefully:

The little dog looked up and cocked its ears.

5 . cock a snook at somebody/something British English informal to show clearly that you do not respect someone or something:

He has always tried to cock a snook at authority.

cock something ↔ up phrasal verb British English informal not polite

to spoil something by making a stupid mistake or doing it badly:

His secretary cocked up his travelling schedule and he’s furious about it.

⇨ ↑ cock-up

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.