deck

A deck is a platform or a section of floor on a ship. If you're on a cruise with your family, you might tell your brother to meet you on the upper deck after lunch to play shuffleboard.

Most decks are open, without a roof, and positioned high on a ship . Typically, the bridge deck houses the ship's helm and navigational tools. The deck behind your house isn't much different from a ship's deck — it's a flat platform too. Other kinds of decks are a pack of cards, the board part of a skateboard, and the floor: "Hit the deck!" To deck a person is to hit them, but to deck your house is to decorate it.

Primary Meanings of deck

1.
nv
any of various platforms built into a vessel
knock down with force
2.
n
a pack of 52 playing cards
3.
v
decorate
Full Definitions of deck
1

n any of various platforms built into a vessel

Types:
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afterdeck
a deck abaft of midships
flight deck, landing deck
the upper deck of an aircraft carrier; used as a runway
foredeck
the deck between the bridge and the forecastle
gun deck
formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end
awning deck, hurricane deck, hurricane roof, promenade deck
a deck at the top of a passenger ship
lido deck
an open deck including a swimming pool
lower deck, third deck
the deck below the main deck
main deck, second deck
the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel
fourth deck, orlop, orlop deck
the fourth or lowest deck
quarterdeck
the stern area of a ship's upper deck
upper deck
a higher deck
boat deck
the upper deck on which lifeboats are stored
bridge, bridge deck
an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
freeboard deck
the uppermost watertight deck
shelter deck, weather deck
upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below
Type of:
platform
a raised horizontal surface

n a porch that resembles the deck on a ship

Types:
sun deck
an unroofed deck
Type of:
porch
a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

v knock down with force

“He decked his opponent”
Synonyms:
coldcock, dump, floor, knock down
Type of:
beat
hit repeatedly
2

n a pack of 52 playing cards

Synonyms:
deck of cards, pack of cards
Type of:
pack
a complete collection of similar things

n street name for a packet of illegal drugs

Type of:
packet
a small package or bundle
3

v decorate

deck the halls with holly”
Synonyms:
bedeck, bedight
Types:
plume
deck with a plume
Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

v be beautiful to look at

Synonyms:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace
Types:
ornament
be an ornament to
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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