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decimal system a numbering or measuring system based on the number ten. [2 definitions]
decimate to destroy a large part or number of. [2 definitions]
decimation the act of destroying a large part or number of something.
decimeter a unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter or 3.937 inches.
decipher to convert from a coded form to ordinary language; decode. [2 definitions]
decipherable combined form of decipher.
decision the act of deciding, or the judgement, choice, or resolution that one has come to after considering a matter. [2 definitions]
decisive having the power or character to make decisions or end disputes. [2 definitions]
decistere a unit of volume equal to one tenth of a stere or cubic meter or 3.532 cubic feet.
deck a horizontal platform or floor that extends from side to side of a ship and that may have other platforms above or below it. [6 definitions]
deck chair a lightweight folding chair, often with a full-length leg rest, often used on passenger ships.
-decker something that has (so many) decks, layers, or the like. [2 definitions]
deck hand a seaman employed mostly on the deck of a vessel.
deckle a framework or edging piece used in some papermaking to control the size of the sheets.
deckle edge the irregular, untrimmed edge characterizing handmade paper, or an edge made to look like this.
declaim to speak in a formal manner; deliver a speech. [4 definitions]
declamation the act of declaiming. [2 definitions]
declamatory in the manner of one who is declaiming. [2 definitions]
declaration the act of declaring. [4 definitions]
Declaration of Independence the public document by which the United States of America was declared to be free and independent of England in 1776.
Declaration of Sentiments the document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men in connection with the first women's rights convention.