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deck

deck

 
 
pronunciation:
dek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
clear the decks, on deck
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a horizontal platform or floor that extends from side to side of a ship and that may have other platforms above or below it.
definition 2: an open platform somewhat resembling the open top deck of a ship.
The restaurant has a deck for dining outdoors.
definition 3: a pack of playing cards.
 
phrase: clear the decks
phrase: on deck
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decked, decking, decks
definition 1: to clothe (a person) or decorate (a room, area, or the like) impressively or festively (sometimes fol. by out).
He was decked out in his best suit.The dining hall was decked with flowers and streamers.
similar words:
adorn, outfit, rig
definition 2: (informal) to knock to the floor or ground; knock down.
similar words:
drop
definition 3: to furnish with a deck.
Are you planning to deck your house?
derivation: decker (n.)
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