Definitions for deckdɛk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a floorlike surface wholly or partially occupying one level of a hull, superstructure, or deckhouse of a vessel. the space between such a surface and the next such surface above.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  2. a platform, surface, or level suggesting the deck of a ship.

  3. an open, unroofed porch or platform extending from a house or other building.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Building Trades

  4. the roadway of a bridge.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  5. a pack of playing cards.

    Category: Games

  6. a cassette deck or tape deck.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  7. Slang. a small packet of a narcotic, esp. heroin.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. (v.t.)to clothe or array in something dressy or festive (often fol. by out):

    all decked out for the party.

  9. to furnish with a deck.

    Category: Building Trades, Nautical, Navy

  10. Informal. to knock down; floor.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for deck:

  1. clear the decks, to prepare for some activity or work.

    Category: Idiom

  2. hit the deck, to fall or drop to the floor or ground. to get out of bed.

    Category: Idiom, Navy, Status (usage)

  3. on deck, present and ready to act or work. Baseball. next at bat.

    Category: Idiom, Informal, Sport

Origin of deck:

1425–75; late ME dekke material for covering < MD dec covering, roof; cf. thatch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deck(noun)

    any of various platforms built into a vessel

  2. deck(noun)

    street name for a packet of illegal drugs

  3. pack of cards, deck of cards, deck(noun)

    a pack of 52 playing cards

  4. deck(verb)

    a porch that resembles the deck on a ship

  5. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify(verb)

    be beautiful to look at

    "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

  6. deck, bedight, bedeck(verb)


    "deck the halls with holly"

  7. deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor(verb)

    knock down with force

    "He decked his opponent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deck(noun)ɛk

    a raised wooden outdoor floor without a roof, attached to the back of a house

    ***Put the chairs on the back deck.

  2. deckɛk

    the outside floor of a ship

    ***the upper deck of the ship

  3. deckɛk

    a set of playing cards

    ***She shuffled the deck twice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deck(verb)

    to cover; to overspread

  2. Deck(verb)

    to dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish

  3. Deck(verb)

    to furnish with a deck, as a vessel

  4. Deck

    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

  5. Deck

    the upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb roof when made nearly flat

  6. Deck

    the roof of a passenger car

  7. Deck

    a pack or set of playing cards

  8. Deck

    a heap or store


  1. Deck

    A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship. On a boat or ship, the primary or upper deck is the horizontal structure which forms the 'roof' for the hull, which both strengthens the hull and serves as the primary working surface. Vessels often have more than one level both within the hull and in the superstructure above the primary deck which are similar to the floors of a multi-storey building, and which are also referred to as decks, as are specific compartments and decks built over specific areas of the superstructure.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deck' in Nouns Frequency: #2117

Translations for deck

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a platform extending from one side of a ship etc to the other and forming the floor

The cars are on the lower deck.

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