Heck may refer to:
- Another, less religious way of referring to Hell (see minced oath).
- Heck, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
- Heck, North Yorkshire, England - contains the settlements of Great Heck and Little Heck
- The Heck reaction, an extremely popular Nobel Prize-winning chemical reaction that forms a substituted alkene
- A Cumberland dialect word for a partition separating the door from a fireplace on the same wall
- Heck (flyer) a device that guides yarn onto the bobbin of a spinning wheel
- Heck (beaming) on a loom, for guiding the warp threads as they are dressed to the beam.
- Heck (Jacquard) glass or metal rods below the hooks on a Jacquard loom, used for lifting all harness eyes evenly.
- Heck cattle
- Heck horse
- Parnall Heck, a 1930s British four-seat cabin monoplane
- NOAAS Heck (S 591), originally USC&GS Heck, a survey ship in service with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1967 to 1970 and with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1970 to 1995 as in saying " what the heck"
- Heck (surname)
Hecke may refer to:
- Hecke algebra
- Hecke character
- Hecke operator
- People with surname Hecke, Van Hecke
Heck is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alfons Heck (1928–2005), German American human rights activist
- Albert J.R. Heck (born 1964), Dutch chemist
- Denny Heck (born 1952), American politician and United States Congressman
- Dieter Thomas Heck (born 1937), German television presenter
- Don Heck (1929–1995), American comic book artist
- Heinz Heck (1894–1982), German biologist
- Homer Heck (1936–2014), American politician
- Joe Heck, Nevada politician
- Lutz Heck (1892–1983), German zoologist
- Max W. Heck (1869-1938), American politician
- Paul Heck (born 1967), American music producer
- Peter Heck (born 1941), American science fiction author
- Richard F. Heck (1931–2015), American chemist
- Rose Marie Heck (born 1932), American politician
- Victor Heck (born 1967), American editor and horror fiction author
HECK are a British rock band formed in Nottingham, England in 2009 under the name Baby Godzilla. They were forced to change their name after a lawsuit from Toho.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Heck \Heck\, n. [See Hatch a half door.] [Written also hack.]
The bolt or latch of a door. [Prov. Eng.]
A rack for cattle to feed at. [Prov. Eng.]
A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door. [Prov. Eng.]
A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
(Weaving) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
A bend or winding of a stream. [Prov. Eng.]
Half heck, the lower half of a door.
Heck board, the loose board at the bottom or back of a cart.
Heck box or Heck frame, that which carries the heck in warping.
Heck \Heck\, n. hell; -- a euphemism. Used commonly in the phrase ``What the heck''. [Colloq.]
Etymology 1 interj. (context euphemistic English) Hell. n. (context euphemistic English) Hell. Etymology 2
alt. 1 The bolt or latch of a door. 2 A rack for cattle to feed at. 3 A door, especially one partly of latticework. 4 A latticework contrivance for catching fish. 5 (context weaving English) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine. 6 A bend or winding of a stream. n. 1 The bolt or latch of a door. 2 A rack for cattle to feed at. 3 A door, especially one partly of latticework. 4 A latticework contrivance for catching fish. 5 (context weaving English) An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine. 6 A bend or winding of a stream.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
euphemistic alteration of hell, first recorded 1865.
n. a euphemism for `hell'; "Oh what the heck"
Usage examples of "heck".
She tasted herself on his handsit was arousing as all heck, but she was teetering on the edge of hysteria certainly not a good time to be thinking about a twofer.
My feeling is that a baby, sitting in its diaper, looking around at the world, thinks to itself, albeit in some crude nonverbal way: What the heck is wrong with me, why am I the only one saying glub glub glub while all these other folks are talking in whole complete sentences?
Heck, ifWoodrow Weber could convince people he was gubernatorial material, she certainly could convince someone to give her a job.
True, she had to stay in Silver Gulch for three years, but, heck, it was worth a try.
The navy people were obviously running for cover and getting the heck out of Hollen valley.
This book would not have been possible without the support, and especially the patience, of David Harris, John Betancourt, Byron Preiss, Susan Allison, Ginjer Buchanan, and Peter Heck.
You put somebody with a university degree in a shoe store or a grocery or out on a sampan and he starts wondering why the heck he bothered.
Heck, the police station in Bon Temps had just gotten wheelchair accessible.
Heck, for all we know this Wilson Tenney got a job at the school and ran into Myers.
Hector, the cook, referred to by the men as Heck, told her while she was eating lunch that one man could herd up to three hundred steers all by himself if he had to, and that sometimes it took two to three days to drive the strays down out of the hills.
At burglaries, auto thefts, shopliftingswhat the heck, unpack those strollers and give the little tykes a thrill!
The 19th-century mechanists were a heck of a lot closer to the mark than were their competitors, the vitalists, the theologians, and the mystics.
The two rooms, one L shaped, the other U shaped, met on either side of a big granite-topped table, where Kady could beat the heck out of brioche dough and hurt nothing.
His biographers, following his account, represent him as of ancient lineage: "His father actually descended from the ancient Smiths of Crudley in Lancashire, his mother from the Rickands at great Heck in Yorkshire.
Sounds to me like Aari is suffering from a bad case of mistaken identity — he doesn't know who the heck he is.