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.

Definitions of deck
  1. noun
    any of various platforms built into a vessel
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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
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    platform
    a raised horizontal surface
  2. noun
    a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
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    sun deck
    an unroofed deck
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    porch
    a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
  3. verb
    knock down with force
    “He decked his opponent”
    synonyms: coldcock, dump, floor, knock down
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    beat
    hit repeatedly
  4. noun
    a pack of 52 playing cards
    synonyms: deck of cards, pack of cards
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    pack
    a complete collection of similar things
  5. noun
    street name for a packet of illegal drugs
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    packet
    a small package or bundle
  6. verb
    decorate
    deck the halls with holly”
    synonyms: bedeck, bedight
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    plume
    deck with a plume
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    adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  7. verb
    be beautiful to look at
    synonyms: adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace
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    ornament
    be an ornament to
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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