- The definition of a deck is a floor or platform area extended from a building or ship.
An example of a deck is a covered wooden area with seating in a backyard.
- Deck is defined as a set of playing cards.
An example of a deck is the set of cards that people use to play poker.
The deck of a yacht.
deck definition by Webster's New World
- any extended horizontal structure in a ship or boat serving as a floor and structural support, and covering, partially or fully, the portion of the vessel that is lower than it is
- any platform, floor, shelf, etc. suggestive of a ship's deck; specif.,
- an outdoor wooden platform enclosed by a low railing
- a platform used for viewing: an observation deck
- a section of tiered seating at a stadium: the upper deck
- a set of playing cards; pack
- ☆ Slang a packet containing a narcotic, as heroin
- tape deck
Origin: probably aphetic ; from Middle Low German verdeck (; from ver-, for- plush decken, to cover: see thatch), translated, translation of Italian coperta, cover
- to cover or clothe with finery or ornaments; adorn; trim: often followed by out
- to furnish (a ship, etc.) with a deck
- Archaic to cover
Origin: Middle Dutch decken, to cover: see thatch
deck definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A platform extending horizontally from one side of a ship to the other.
- a. A platform or surface likened to a ship's deck.b. A roofless, floored structure, typically with a railing, that adjoins a house.c. The roadway of a bridge or an elevated freeway.
- a. A pack of playing cards.b. A group of data processing cards.
- A tape deck.
- Slang A packet of narcotics.
- To furnish with or as if with a deck.
- Slang To knock down: He decked his sparring partner.
Origin: Middle English dekke, from Middle Dutch dec, roof, covering; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb decked, deck·ing, decks
- To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out: We were all decked out for the party.
- To decorate: decked the halls for the holidays.
Origin: Dutch dekken, to cover, from Middle Dutch decken; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.
deck - Computer Definition
(1) The part of a magnetic tape unit that holds and moves the tape reels. The term may refer to any equipment that serves as a physical framework for electronic or mechanical devices. See rack. See also DEC.
(2) A component that is designed to provide a media source for an audio or video system. Decks do not have built-in amplification and speakers or a screen for display. Typical decks are VCRs and CD and DVD players or changers, which are often mounted in a stereo or home theater rack. When installed in a computer, CD-ROM and DVD players are called "drives" rather than decks. See rack.
deck - Phrases/Idioms
clear the decks
- to remove unnecessary things from the decks of a ship, as for combat
- to get ready for action
hit the deckâ Slang
- to get out of bed; get up
- to get ready for action
- to throw oneself to the floor, ground, etc., as to avoid injury
- to be knocked down
on deckâ Informal
- ready; on hand
- waiting to take one's turn, as at batting in baseball
clear the deck
hit the deck
- To get out of bed.
- To fall or drop to a prone position.
- To prepare for action.
- On hand; present. Sports
- Waiting to take one's turn, especially as a batter in baseball.