Meaning of DECK in English

DECK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an observation deck/platform/tower (= a structure that is built in order to observe something )

The army built an observation tower on the top of the building.

deck shoe

flight deck

poop deck

promenade deck

tape deck

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

low

They were so named because of their comfortable leather seats on the lower deck .

The lower deck , below the water line, was for cargo.

On the lower deck , where all the people are, there is the sense of an outrageous and clarifying happiness.

There was no fish ing gear nor any big guns, just a long, low , uncluttered deck .

She climbed aboard the Mumbles train and huddled in a seat in the warmth of the lower deck .

The lower deck , shining clean now, was thronged with steerage passengers.

At first he had assumed that she had climbed down to the lower deck and gone forward.

The Hearthware armour was a shining pile on the lower deck .

main

Lift from the car-deck on Sally Star goes to all floors; on Sally Sky to the main passenger deck only.

Farther forward on the main deck from the A-frame is the Alvin hangar, where the submersible is serviced every evening.

There was also a large saloon on the main deck which was a great asset for visiting V.I.P's and crew comfort.

The main deck forward was ten inches thick and further reinforcement was fitted both fore and aft.

It began to run over the main deck and the crew hurried off to shelter in the accommodation.

The main deck features a most generous main salon and dining forward with seating for eight.

open

And all the time, work going on internally while I wrestled with rigging and sails, mostly on the open deck .

There were no rails, no cabin, just the open deck and a small wheelhouse near the stem.

There are two options, inside, or out on the open deck .

His life also was on the open deck .

Thy life was on the open deck - Thou hadst no cabin for thy rest.

top

He was sitting on the top deck of a London bus when the idea came to him.

The dahabeeyah had moored for the night and the three girls had been up on the top deck enjoying the evening breeze.

The 30 passengers - six on the top deck - included three pregnant women and several children.

Penelope went to the top deck of the bus and lit a cigarette.

Standard 42, one of the new cars fitted with an old Motherwell top deck , giving a strange angular appearance.

The third had remained on the top deck .

And it was from the top deck , apparently, that she had disappeared.

He had found the top deck empty.

upper

The upper decks were wide with two and two seating, except for a single seat by the trolley which was slightly offset.

Or at least into the upper deck .

It had a plain glazed back to illuminate the upper deck at night and the lamps were removed from the hoops.

The drawback is that the high-rise upper deck means very little can be stored there during travel.

A few of the gentlemen passengers stood on the upper deck and watched them impassively.

The two-level tunnel comprises an upper road deck and a lower duct for services.

■ NOUN

cargo

Underneath some shabby canvas tarps on the cargo deck were stacked a dozen bulky mattresses and twenty thick pine boards.

Riker threw me the box and walked back to sit on the edge of the cargo deck .

He slammed the butt of the weapon on my cargo deck and the thing went off.

The scurrying grunts tossed a foot-filled boot on to the cargo deck .

We landed about a hundred feet from the headquarters ten, sinking into the grass up to the cargo deck .

Stacked on the cargo deck , they still fought, frozen inside their rubber bags, arms and legs stiffly askew.

cassette

Tommy picks up the Magnum and fires it twice at the stereo, one bullet in each cassette deck .

It has a serious graphic equaliser, full logic cassette deck and an all-singing all-dancing spectrum analyser.

The supplied infra-red remote control handset also enables control of a suitably appointed Nakamichi cassette deck .

And a cassette deck crooning the blues and Bach.

I scrambled up and reached for the eject button on the cassette deck .

chair

Shown here is the pool chair and deck chair that can be folded flat for easy storage.

Hilbert and Lewis and Beryl sat in old-fashioned deck chairs with striped canvas seats.

Margarett snaps Miss Sheldon, chaperone of the Florentine School, and two schoolmates lounging on deck chairs .

Donald was sitting in a deck chair in his garden next door, when part of the chimney fell on him.

This illness now, huddling in the deck chair , was an extinction.

Wittgenstein was a whizzkid who wanted to be an aviator and ended up teaching philosophy at Cambridge from a green deck chair .

My next target was the deck chair area, which was liberally sprinkled with coins.

control

He turned some dials on the control deck in front of him.

Sometimes, during lonely hours on the control deck , Bowman would listen to this radiation.

There were anxious minutes of waiting, then, for the two watchers on the control deck .

It was almost time for the morning changeover, and normally he would wait until Bowman joined him on the control deck .

flight

The Doctor was marched on to the flight deck of the F61 at pistol point.

I watched the edge of the flight deck move un-der us through the chin bubble at my feet.

Upon the flight deck of the leading Cerean man o' war, the Starship Sandra, stood the Captain.

In a moment the flight deck is an inferno of aviation fuel.

The forward attachment point is under the shuttle's nose about half way between the tip and the flight deck windows.

It meant long hours for the pilots, flight deck crews, repair crews and cooks.

She stepped up on to the flight deck , Marco close behind her.

Ammunition from the burning aircraft on the flight deck starts cooking off, spraying the deck with shrapnel.

observation

None of those stranded at the observation deck and restaurant on top were injured.

passenger

Lift from the car-deck on Sally Star goes to all floors; on Sally Sky to the main passenger deck only.

promenade

Inset Watching the world go by from the observation or promenade deck of an Empire Flying-boat, 1930s.

shoe

She began to drift and was just dozing off when she heard the squeak of Nathan's deck shoes on the ladder.

Some are in deck shoes , some are in sandals, me in my flip-flops.

Classic leather deck shoes are blue or white, but you can buy canvas versions in just about any colour you like.

I had begun wearing deck shoes because the soles of my feet had turned dead white as a result of going barefoot.

A major advantage of deck shoes is their price - you can easily pick up a pair for a fiver.

tape

But there are several proprietary packages which will run with most tape decks .

A tape deck played a Beethoven symphony and children played with Fisher-Price toys.

The lights were still on, and a cassette was clicking in a tape deck .

Above the subwoofer is a 25-year-old reel-to-reel tape deck of the kind used in broadcast studios.

teak

Like the Esperanza, a Victorian steam boat, complete with original oak timbers and teak deck .

Ellen meanwhile cleared the foam from the teak deck , then searched Wavebreaker's cabins.

■ VERB

build

Now he's making a good living building decks out of hardwood for second-home people, who are proliferating.

The next part of building the deck , installing the railing and balusters, is not difficult.

Players collect ornately illustrated cards, representing lands, spells, creatures and artifacts, build a deck and battle other players.

The last step is building stairs from the deck down to the lawn.

We wrote recently about building a deck , and many readers have responded with questions and anecdotes about deck experiences.

The pressure-treated wood used in building decks needs attention at each step.

clear

Hankin cleared the decks when in temporary charge and team-strengthening is essential.

I suppose it clears the deck of suspects.

Still, it was time to clear the decks , time to get things sorted.

And Lawrence wasted no time responding to that challenge and clearing the decks at Ayresome Park.

drop

Doctors were flown to the ship by helicopter and several were dropped on to the deck .

Queequeg picks this fellow up, tosses him high in the air, catches him, and drops him to the deck .

Something was not quite right, so without hesitation he dropped down on to the deck .

The man then had to drop down on deck and arrange the boxes more carefully.

They just ran, Delaney leading, dropping from deck to deck until they reached the engine room ladder.

fall

She was falling to the deck , and he was falling with her, his arms tight around her.

They fall to the deck silent when struck.

He threw himself at me and I jumped to one side, leaving him to fall on the deck .

He fell over on the deck and began to cry.

Suddenly he fell on the wet deck , and he caught the side of the ship with his hands.

She laughed hysterically as Piper grunted with pain and fell to the deck .

There was a great crash, and Daniel and all the sailors fell to the deck .

hit

He hit the deck , moulding himself into the shadow as a matter of conditioned reflex.

The champ took a dive, hit the deck , and split wide Open.

The first player can hit the deck but the support, as it drives over, must all stay on its feet.

As the two men hit the deck , Leese went.

As Delaney and Forster hit the deck they caught a fleeting glimpse of the crazed man going for it again.

Steady as she goes. Hit the deck .

reach

They raced up the steps, reaching the first deck , wheeled round, and ran down the corridor.

A small fortune will await the man who can reach the upper deck .

Switched on it remained silent, until they reached the deck .

sit

Hilbert and Lewis and Beryl sat in old-fashioned deck chairs with striped canvas seats.

Quincy and I sit out on the deck and read for hours at a stretch.

Trent sat on the saloon deck , holding his coffee mug cupped in his hands.

He sat on the deck and smoked cheroots.

He and Farquhar sat on the deck side by side, panting and groaning.

Often we will come out and have breakfast or dinner, or sit on the deck at night.

sitting

He was sitting on the top deck of a London bus when the idea came to him.

Donald was sitting in a deck chair in his garden next door, when part of the chimney fell on him.

Mr Sargent was in the next door garden, sitting in a deck chair and reading the newspaper.

She was sitting on the top deck and was cut and bruised by branches.

I was sitting on the deck , my back exposed to the sun.

stack

The real blame lies with the licence granted to employers by a statutory regime which stacks every deck in their favour.

One set of figures shook me awake: Zorig had been right about the stacked deck .

stand

She had the sail up and stood on the sun deck , her black eyes bright with bliss.

A moment more, and we see Bradley standing on deck , swinging his hat to show that he is all right.

I stood on the deck , watching the two spires of Dun Laoghaire receding into the distance.

A few of the gentlemen passengers stood on the upper deck and watched them impassively.

He stood on the deck of the ship, and looked at the sea.

After Stubb goes below, Ahab stands alone on the deck .

It was difficult to stand on the deck , because the wind was so strong.

Throughout the passage, Ahab stands on the deck as if transfixed, staring blindly ahead into the wind and sleet.

walk

Ahab abandons his watch and walks about the deck finally coming to rest against the rail.

watch

I stood on the deck , watching the two spires of Dun Laoghaire receding into the distance.

A few of the gentlemen passengers stood on the upper deck and watched them impassively.

Another young man in nothing but a tan lay on the deck watching her through sunglasses.

From the deck I watch him negotiate the path to the outhouse, his mouth turned down distastefully.

We were on the forward deck , watching the boats watch us.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all hands on deck

It's all hands on deck as the crew work as team to make the show look its best.

It was all hands on deck as they worked flat out over a weekend in March.

clear the decks

We're trying to clear the decks before Christmas.

And Lawrence wasted no time responding to that challenge and clearing the decks at Ayresome Park.

Hankin cleared the decks when in temporary charge and team-strengthening is essential.

Still, it was time to clear the decks, time to get things sorted.

hit the dirt/the deck

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a seat on the upper deck

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A few of the gentlemen passengers stood on the upper deck and watched them impassively.

At their feet the edge of the net began to shift off the deck .

I was sitting on the deck , my back exposed to the sun.

She clutched the rail to steady herself, reached the deck and went to the closed doors of the lounge.

The decks were slippery with blood, and arms and legs and chunks of flesh were strewed about.

The sea grew more turbulent and the waves began to break over the deck .

The sound of footsteps on the deck above her head brought her fully awake.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all hands on deck

It's all hands on deck as the crew work as team to make the show look its best.

It was all hands on deck as they worked flat out over a weekend in March.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Bill decked a drunk guy who spilled his drink on Bobbie.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Oi luv, you're supposed to deck the halls, not wreck the walls.

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