deck Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs
noun a pack of 52 playing cards
deck of cards; pack of cards.
noun a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
verb be beautiful to look at
embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
- Flowers adorned the tables everywhere
- deck the halls with holly
verb knock down with force
knock down; floor; dump; coldcock.
- He decked his opponent
Deck transitive verb
To cover; to overspread.
To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. Milton.
To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.
Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency. Job xl. 10.
And deck my body in gay ornaments. Shak.
The dew with spangles decked the ground. Dryden.
To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
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. ✍ The following are the more common names of the decks of vessels having more than one.
(arch.) The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb roof when made nearly flat.
(Railroad) The roof of a passenger car.
A pack or set of playing cards.
The king was slyly fingered from the deck. Shak.
A heap or store.Obs.
Who . . . hath such trinkets Ready in the deck. Massinger.
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