What does decode mean?

Definitions for decodediˈkoʊd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decode, decrypt, decipher(verb)

    convert code into ordinary language


  1. decode(Noun)

    a product of decoding

  2. decode(Noun)

    the output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols

  3. decode(Verb)

    To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.

    The cryptographer decoded the secret message and sent the result to the officer.

  4. decode(Verb)

    To figure out something difficult to interpret.

    I finally managed to decode the nearly illegible doctor's prescription.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decode

    de-kōd′, v.t. to translate the symbols in a code telegram into ordinary language.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decode in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Campbell:

    We have shown that AML is an umbrella term for a group of at least 11 different types of leukemia, we can now start to decode these genetics to shape clinical trials and develop diagnostics.

  2. Roozbeh Jafari:

    We decode the muscle activities we are capturing from the wrist. Some of it is coming from the fingers indirectly because if I happen to keep my fist like this versus this, the muscle activation is going to be a little different.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The jokes are undeniably liked the most and always more than a sensible thought; so if an online post gets too much LIKE votes and/or shared easily by too many people quickly, then a prudent person can only decode as what it truly is by its nature and who they really are by their character.

  4. Martin Rees:

    There may be organic life out there, or maybe machines created by long-dead civilizations, but any signals, even if they are difficult to decode, would tell us that the concepts of logic and physics are not limited to the hardware in human skulls, and will transform our view of the universe.

  5. Robertson Davies:

    If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people like you would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear the professionals decode and read the books aloud for you. This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors and I-Married-a-Midget writers who would not have the patience to learn the secret language.

Images & Illustrations of decode

  1. decodedecodedecode

Translations for decode

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • decodierenGerman
  • αποκωδικογραφώ, αποκρυπτογραφώ, αποκωδικοποιώGreek
  • traducir, decodificarSpanish
  • avata, tulkita, dekoodataFinnish
  • décoderFrench
  • перевести, расшифровывать, расшифровать, раскодировать, декодировать, переводитьRussian

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