Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of DECK

Pronunciation:  dek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of various floor-like platforms built into a vessel
  2. [n]  (slang) a packet of narcotics
  3. [n]  a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
  4. [n]  a pack of 52 playing cards
  5. [v]  knock down with force; "He decked his opponent"
  6. [v]  decorate; "deck the halls with holly"
  7. [v]  be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
 

DECK is a 4 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: adorn, beautify, bedeck, bedight, coldcock, deck of cards, decorate, dump, embellish, floor, grace, knock down, pack of cards
 
 See Also: adorn, afterdeck, awning deck, be, beat, beautify, decorate, embellish, flight deck, foredeck, fourth deck, grace, gun deck, hurricane deck, hurricane roof, landing deck, lido deck, lower deck, main deck, narcotic, orlop, orlop deck, ornament, ornament, pack, packet, platform, playing card, plume, porch, promenade deck, quarterdeck, queen, second deck, ship, suit, sun deck, third deck, upper deck

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Deck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Decking}.] [D. dekken to cover; akin to E. thatch. See
    {Thatch}.]
    1. To cover; to overspread.
    
             To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. --Milton.
    
    2. To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe
       with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to
       embellish.
    
             Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency. --Job
                                                   xl. 10.
    
             And deck my body in gay ornaments.    --Shak.
    
             The dew with spangles decked the ground. --Dryden.
    
    3. To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
    
    
  2. \Deck\, n. [D. dek. See {Deck}, v.]
    1. The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or
       compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck;
       larger ships have two or three decks.
    
    Note: The following are the more common names of the decks of
          vessels having more than one.
    
    {Berth deck} (Navy), a deck next below the gun deck, where
       the hammocks of the crew are swung.
    
    {Boiler deck} (River Steamers), the deck on which the boilers
       are placed.
    
    {Flush deck}, any continuous, unbroken deck from stem to
       stern.
    
    {Gun deck} (Navy), a deck below the spar deck, on which the
       ship's guns are carried. If there are two gun decks, the
       upper one is called the main deck, the lower, the lower
       gun deck; if there are three, one is called the middle gun
       deck.
    
    {Half-deck}, that portion of the deck next below the spar
       deck which is between the mainmast and the cabin.
    
    {Hurricane deck} (River Steamers, etc.), the upper deck,
       usually a light deck, erected above the frame of the hull.
    
    
    {Orlop deck}, the deck or part of a deck where the cables are
       stowed, usually below the water line.
    
    {Poop deck}, the deck forming the roof of a poop or poop
       cabin, built on the upper deck and extending from the
       mizzenmast aft.
    
    {Quarter-deck}, the part of the upper deck abaft the
       mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.
    
    {Spar deck}.
       (a) Same as the upper deck.
       (b) Sometimes a light deck fitted over the upper deck.
    
    {Upper deck}, the highest deck of the hull, extending from
       stem to stern.
    
    2. (arch.) The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb
       roof when made nearly flat.
    
    3. (Railroad) The roof of a passenger car.
    
    4. A pack or set of playing cards.
    
             The king was slyly fingered from the deck. --Shak.
    
    5. A heap or store. [Obs.]
    
             Who . . . hath such trinkets Ready in the deck.
                                                   --Massinger.
    
    {Between decks}. See under {Between}.
    
    {Deck bridge} (Railroad Engineering), a bridge which carries
       the track upon the upper chords; -- distinguished from a
       through bridge, which carries the track upon the lower
       chords, between the girders.
    
    {Deck curb} (Arch.), a curb supporting a deck in roof
       construction.
    
    {Deck floor} (Arch.), a floor which serves also as a roof, as
       of a belfry or balcony.
    
    {Deck hand}, a sailor hired to help on the vessel's deck, but
       not expected to go aloft.
    
    {Deck molding} (Arch.), the molded finish of the edge of a
       deck, making the junction with the lower slope of the
       roof.
    
    {Deck roof} (Arch.), a nearly flat roof which is not
       surmounted by parapet walls.
    
    {Deck transom} (Shipbuilding), the transom into which the
       deck is framed.
    
    {To clear the decks} (Naut.), to remove every unnecessary
       incumbrance in preparation for battle; to prepare for
       action.
    
    {To sweep the deck} (Card Playing), to clear off all the
       stakes on the table by winning them.
    
    
  3. \Deck\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    A main a["e]roplane surface, esp. of a biplane or multiplane.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are out on the deck, represents your connection with your Self and with nature. You need to be more aware of your surroundings and appreciate the environment.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accouter, ace, adorn, apparel, appoint, array, attire, bag, bale, band, bang, bash, bat, beautify, bed, bedding, bedeck, bedizen, bedrape, belt, best bower, biff, bindle, blazon, blow down, blow over, boat deck, bolt, bonk, booster, booster dose, booster shot, bouquet, bower, bowl down, bowl over, bridge deck, bring down, budget, bulldog, bundle, bundle up, cards, carpet, cast down, chop down, clap, clip, clobber, clothe, clout, clubs, clump, coldcock, color, couche, course, cover, crack, cut, cut down, dandify, dash, dash down, deal, deal a blow, deck, deck out, decorate, deuce, diamonds, dight, dizen, doll up, dose, down, draft, drape, dress, dress up, drop, dropping, drug packet, dud, dummy, earth, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enclothe, endue, enrich, enrobe, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, face cards, fagot, fardel, fasces, fascine, fell, fetch, fetch a blow, fetch down, fig out, fix, fix up, flight deck, floor, floor covering, flooring, flush, forward deck, full house, furbish, furnish, gallery, garb, garment, garnish, grace, ground, gun deck, gussy up, habilitate, half deck, hand, hearts, hew down, hit, hit a clip, hurricane deck, injection, invest, jab, jack, joker, king, knave, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, landing deck, lap, lay level, lay low, lay out, layer, ledge, left bower, let have it, level, lower deck, main deck, mainlining, measures, middle deck, mow down, muffle up, narcotic shot, nosegay, orlop deck, ornament, overcome, overdose, overlayer, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overset, overstory, overthrow, overturn, pack, package, packet, paint, pair, parcel, parquet, paste, pave, pavement, paving, picture cards, platform, playing cards, plunk, poke, poop, poop deck, popping, portion, posy, potion, prank, prank up, precipitate, preen, prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, prostrate, pull down, punch, quarterdeck, queen, quiver, rag out, raiment, rase, raze, redecorate, redo, refurbish, robe, roll, rouleau, round, royal flush, rubber, ruff, runway, seam, send flying, send headlong, set off, set out, sheaf, sheathe, shelf, shot, shroud, silence, singleton, skin-popping, slam, slog, slug, smack, smarten, smarten up, smite, snap, soak, sock, spades, splinter deck, spread-eagle, spruce up, stage, step, story, straight, stratum, strike, strike at, substratum, superstratum, superstructure deck, supinate, surfacing, surmount, swaddle, swat, swathe, swipe, take down, terra firma, thickness, throw, throw down, thump, thwack, tier, tire, titivate, top deck, topple, topsoil, trey, trick, trick out, trick up, trim, trip, trip up, trump, truss, tumble, underlayer, understory, understratum, upper deck, upset, wallop, weather deck, whack, whack down, wham, whop, wrap, wrap up, yerk, zone
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY