Buckle Buc"kle (b[u^]k"k'l), v. i. 1. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink. [1913 Webster]

Buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

2. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall. [1913 Webster]

3. To yield; to give way; to cease opposing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Dutch, as high as they seem, do begin to buckle. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

4. To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend. [1913 Webster]

The bishop was as able and ready to buckle with the Lord Protector as he was with him. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

In single combat thou shalt buckle with me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To buckle to}, to bend to; to engage with zeal. [1913 Webster]

To make our sturdy humor buckle thereto. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

Before buckling to my winter's work. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • buckle — buckle1 [buk′əl] n. [ME bokel, a buckle, boss of a shield < OFr bocle < LL bucula, beaver, shield < L buccula, cheek strap of a helmet, dim. of bucca, cheek: see BUCCAL] 1. a clasp on one end of a strap or belt for fastening the other… …   English World dictionary

  • Buckle — ist der Name eines britischen Historikers, siehe Henry Thomas Buckle einer Insel in der Antarktis, siehe Buckle Island eines australischen Fahrzeugbauers, siehe Buckle Motors eines US amerikanischen Bekleidungshändlers, siehe The Buckle …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buckle — Buc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Buckling}.] [OE. boclen, F. boucler. See {Buckle}, n.] 1. To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend; to cause to kink, or to become… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buckle — Buc kle, n. [OE. bocle buckle, boss of a shield, OF. bocle, F. boucle, boss of a shield, ring, fr. L. buccula a little cheek or mouth, dim. of bucca cheek; this boss or knob resembling a cheek.] 1. A device, usually of metal, consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buckle — ► NOUN ▪ a flat frame with a hinged pin, used for fastening a belt or strap. ► VERB 1) fasten with a buckle. 2) bend and give way under pressure. 3) (buckle down) tackle a task with determination. ORIGIN Latin buccula cheek strap of a helmet ,… …   English terms dictionary

  • Buckle —   [bʌkl], Henry Thomas, britischer Kulturhistoriker, * Lee (County Kent) 24. 11. 1821, ✝ Damaskus 29. 5. 1862. Buckle versuchte im Sinne des Positivismus naturwissenschaftlich exakte Gesetze der geschichtlichen Entwicklung aufzustellen.   Werk:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • buckle — [n] fastener with long pin catch, clamp, clasp, clip, fastening, fibula, harness, hasp; concept 450 buckle [v] contort, warp bend, bulge, cave in, collapse, crumple, distort, fold, twist, yield; concept 702 Ant. flatten, smooth …   New thesaurus

  • Buckle — Buckle. См. Выступ. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Buckle — (spr. Böckl), Henry Thomas, geb. 24. Nov. 1822 in Lee bei London, war von seinem Vater, einem wohlhabenden Kaufmann, für das Geschäftsleben bestimmt u. arbeitete in dessen Bureau, verließ indeß diese Laufbahn bald u. privatisirte als Gelehrter,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Buckle — (spr. böckl), Henry Thomas, engl. Kulturhistoriker, geb. 24. Nov. 1821 als Sohn eines Schiffsreeders, gest. 29. Mai 1862, trat in das väterliche Geschäft, widmete sich aber, als sein Vater ihm 1840 ein ausreichendes Vermögen hinterließ,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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