Definition of "deck" []

  • A platform extending horizontally from one side of a ship to the other. (noun)
  • A platform or surface likened to a ship's deck. (noun)
  • A roofless, floored structure, typically with a railing, that adjoins a house. (noun)
  • The roadway of a bridge or an elevated freeway. (noun)
  • A pack of playing cards. (noun)
  • Any of various platforms built into a vessel (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A similar floor or platform, as in a bus (noun)
  • The horizontal platform that supports the turntable and pick-up of a record player (noun)
  • A pack of playing cards (noun)
  • A collection of punched cards relevant to a particular program (noun)
  • A raised wooden platform built in a garden to provide a seating area (noun)
  • To dress or decorate (verb)
  • To build a deck on (a vessel) (verb)
  • To knock (a person) to the floor or ground (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "deck" in a sentence
  • "I. ii.155 (14,6) [deck'd the sea] _To deck the sea_, if explained, to honour, adorn, or dignify, is indeed ridiculous, but the original import of the verb _deck_ is, _to cover_; so in some parts they yet say _deck the table_."
  • "Board, together with the remainder of thofe on the quarter-deck; and the fliip Sill continuing to open very much, he ordered tarred canvas and hides to be nailed lore and aft, from under the fill* of the porta on the main deck under the fifth plank above, or within the water* ways, and the crew, without orders, did the fame on the lower deck*"
  • "The A380's upper passenger deck is almost as wide as the main deck of a 747, and the lower one is nineteen inches wider."