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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deck, bedight, bedeckverb


    "deck the halls with holly"


  1. bedeckverb

    To deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace.

    She bedecked her wedding gown with seed pearls.

  2. Etymology: From. Cognate with bedekken, bedecken, betäcka.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Bedeckverb

    To deck; to adorn; to grace.

    Etymology: from deck.

    Thou sham’st thy shape, thy love, thy wit,
    And usest none in that true use indeed,
    Which should bedeck thy shape, thy love, thy wit. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Female it seems,
    That so bedeck’d, ornate, and gay,
    Comes this way. John Milton, Sams. Agonistes, l. 710.

    With ornamental drops bedeck’d I stood,
    And writ my victory with my enemy’s blood. John Norris.

    Now Ceres, in her prime,
    Smiles fertile, and with ruddiest freight bedeckt. Philips.


  1. bedeck

    To bedeck is to decorate, adorn, or embellish something or someone, often in a showy or gaudy manner. It can refer to adding ornamental elements like jewels, flowers, or other accessories to enhance the aesthetic appeal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bedeckverb

    to deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bedeck

    be-dek′, v.t. to deck or ornament.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedeck in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedeck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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