Meaning of DECK in English

I. ˈdek noun

Etymology: Middle English dekke covering of a ship, from Middle Dutch * dec covering, probably from Middle Low German vordeck, from vordecken to cover, from vor- for- + decken to cover; akin to Old High German decchen to cover — more at thatch

Date: 1509

1. : a platform in a ship serving usually as a structural element and forming the floor for its compartments

2. : something resembling the deck of a ship: as

a. : a story or tier of a building (as a sports stadium)

the upper deck

b. : the roadway of a bridge

c. : a flat floored roofless area adjoining a house

d. : the lid of the compartment at the rear of the body of an automobile ; also : the compartment

e. : a layer of clouds


a. : a pack of playing cards

b. : a packet of narcotics

4. : tape deck

- on deck

II. transitive verb

Etymology: Dutch dekken to cover; akin to Old High German decchen

Date: 1513

1. obsolete : cover


a. : to clothe in a striking or elegant manner : array

deck ed out in furs

b. : decorate

deck the halls with boughs of holly — English carol

c. : to portray or present with embellishments


[ deck (I)]

: to furnish with or as if with a deck


[ deck (I)]

: to knock down forcibly : floor

deck ed him with one punch

Synonyms: see adorn

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