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Dictionary Definition



1 any of various floor-like platforms built into a vessel
2 street name for a packet of illegal drugs
3 a pack of 52 playing cards [syn: pack of cards, deck of cards]
4 a porch that resembles the deck on a ship


1 be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere" [syn: adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify]
2 decorate; "deck the halls with holly" [syn: bedight, bedeck]
3 knock down with force; "He decked his opponent" [syn: coldcock, dump, knock down, floor]

User Contributed Dictionary

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Etymology 1

From verdeck (ver- + decken).


  1. Any flat surface that can be walked on: a balcony; a porch; a raised patio; a flat rooftop.
  2. A pack or set of playing cards.
  3. In the context of "nautical": The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks.
    Argh, maties! Swab the deck!
any flat surface walked on
  • Finnish: tasanne
  • Hebrew:
pack of playing cards
  • Estonian: kaardipakk
  • Finnish: korttipakka, pakka
  • German: Kartenstapel
  • Hebrew:
  • Spanish: baraja
  • Swedish: kortlek, lek
floorlike covering on a ship
  • Estonian: laevalagi
  • Finnish: kansi
  • French: pont
  • German: Deck
  • Hebrew:
  • Italian: ponte
  • Swedish: däck

Etymology 2

From dekken.


  1. In the context of "with "out"": To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.
  2. To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
  3. In a fight or brawl, to knock someone to the floor, especially with a single punch.
    Wow, did you see her deck that guy that pinched her?
to clothe with more than ordinary elegance
  • Finnish: tällätä (someone), tälläytyä (oneself)
  • Hebrew: ,
to furnish with a deck, as a vessel
  • Finnish: kattaa
(slang) to knock someone to the floor with a single punch
  • Finnish: kaataa

Extensive Definition

Deck may refer to:
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  • A phrase, sentence or several sentences near the title of an article or story
See also:
deck in German: Deck
deck in Dutch: Deck
deck in Japanese: デッキ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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