What does deck mean?

Definitions for deckdɛk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deck.

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"


  1. Deck(n.)

    the portion of a bridge which serves as the roadway.

  2. Deck(n.)

    a flat platform adjacent to a house, usually without a roof; -- it is typically used for relaxing out of doors, outdoor cooking, or entertaining guests.

  3. Origin: [D. dek. See Deck, v.]

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

  9. Origin: [D. dek. See Deck, v.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deck

    dek, v.t. to cover: to clothe: to adorn: to furnish with a deck, as a vessel.—n. a covering: a horizontal platform extending from one side of a vessel to the other, thereby joining them together, and forming both a floor and a covering: the part of a pack of cards that remains after the deal, or the part of a pack necessary for playing such games as bezique, &c.—ns. Deck′-car′go, cargo stowed on the deck of a vessel; Deck′-chair, a light chair of spars and canvas, to be used on board ship; Deck′er, the person or thing that decks: a vessel which has a deck or decks, used only in composition, as a three-decker, a ship with three decks; Deck′-hand, a person employed on deck; Deck′-house, a house or box on deck; Deck′ing, adornment; Deck′-load, a deck-cargo; Deck′-pass′age, a passage securing only the right of being on deck, without cabin accommodation; Deck′-pass′enger; Flush′-deck, a deck continuous from stem to stern at the same level (see Quarter-deck); Gun′-deck, a deck on which guns are carried; Hur′ricane-deck, a light partial deck over the saloon of some steamers; Main′-deck, the deck below the spar-deck; Spar′-deck, the upper deck of a ship. [Dut. dekken, to cover; Ger. decken; akin to L. tegĕre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. deck

    A type of structure or platform created and designed with various materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles for a variety of purposes.

    We built an external deck adjoining the house.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deck in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Republican Governor Mike Pence:

    This is all hands on deck.

  2. Chuck Wolfe:

    It's been all hands on deck.

  3. Jerry Coleman:

    Jesus Alou is in the on-deck circus.

  4. Jerry Coleman:

    Kent Abbott is in the on-deck circuit.

  5. Liza Dougherty:

    There is an all-hands-on-deck mentality.

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