Deck meaning

dĕk
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.

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To furnish with or as if with a deck.
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(slang) To knock down.

He decked his sparring partner.

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The piece of hard material, usually wood or composite, to which the frames housing the wheels are attached on a skateboard or landboard.
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To decorate.

Decked the halls for the holidays.

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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.
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Any platform, floor, shelf, etc. suggestive of a ship's deck.
  • An outdoor wooden platform enclosed by a low railing, typically, such a platform adjoining a house.
  • A platform used for viewing.
    An observation deck.
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A section of tiered seating at a stadium.

The upper deck.

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A set of playing cards; pack.
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(slang) A packet containing a narcotic, as heroin.
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(slang) To knock down; floor.
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To furnish (a ship, etc.) with a deck.
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(archaic) To cover.
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(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.
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A pack or set of playing cards.
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(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.

To swab the deck.

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A set of slides for a presentation.
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(uncommon) To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
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(slang) In a fight or brawl, to knock someone to the floor, especially with a single punch.

Wow, did you see her deck that guy who pinched her?

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(sometimes with out) To dress (someone) up, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance.
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(with out) To decorate (something).
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To cover; to overspread.
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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.

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A platform extending horizontally from one side of a ship to the other.
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A tape deck.
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To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out:

We were all decked out for the party.

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Any flat surface that can be walked on: a balcony; a porch; a raised patio; a flat rooftop.
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(informal) clear the deck
  • To prepare for action.
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(slang) hit the deck
  • To get out of bed.
  • To fall or drop to a prone position.
  • To prepare for action.
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on deck
  • On hand; present.
  • Waiting to take one's turn, especially as a batter in baseball.
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below decks
  • below the main deck
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clear the decks
  • to remove unnecessary things from the decks of a ship, as for combat
  • to get ready for action
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(slang) hit the deck
  • 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
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(informal) on deck
  • ready; on hand
  • waiting to take one's turn, as at batting in baseball
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play with a full deck
  • to be mentally competent
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Origin of deck

  • Middle English dekke from Middle Dutch dec roof, covering (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dutch dekken to cover from Middle Dutch decken (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dekke, from Middle Dutch deck (“roof, covering”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle Dutch dekken (“to cover”).

    From Wiktionary