See also: Deck and déck

EnglishEdit

 
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A ship with deck numbered 8.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɛk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English dekke, borrowed from Middle Dutch dec (roof, covering), from Middle Dutch decken, from Old Dutch thecken, from Proto-West Germanic *þakkjan, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną. Formed the same: German Decke (covering, blanket). Doublet of thatch and thack.

NounEdit

deck (plural decks)

  1. Any raised flat surface that can be walked on: a balcony; a porch; a raised patio; a flat rooftop.
  2. (nautical) 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.
    to swab the deck
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0147:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  3. (aviation) A main aeroplane surface, especially of a biplane or multiplane.
  4. (card games) A pack or set of playing cards.
  5. (card games, by extension) A set of cards owned by each individual player and from which they draw when playing.
    Synonym: library
  6. A set of slides for a presentation.
    • 2011, David Kroenke, Donald Nilson, Office 365 in Business
      Navigate to the location where your PowerPoint deck is stored and select it.
  7. (obsolete) A heap or store.
    • 1655, Philip Massinger, The Guardian, Act III, scene iii:
      A paper-blurrer, who on all occasions, / For all times, and all season, hath such trinkets / Ready in the deck
  8. (slang) A folded paper used for distributing illicit drugs.
    • 2007, Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of New Jersey (volume 188)
      Defendant placed the decks in his pocket and, after driving out of the city, gave one to Shore. While still in the car, Shore snorted half of the deck. When they returned to defendant's home, defendant handed Shore a second deck of heroin.
  9. (slang) The floor.
    We hit the deck as bullets began to fly.
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VerbEdit

deck (third-person singular simple present decks, present participle decking, simple past and past participle decked)

  1. (uncommon) To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
  2. (informal) To knock someone to the floor, especially with a single punch.
    Wow, did you see her deck that guy who pinched her?
  3. (card games) To cause a player to run out of cards to draw and usually lose the game as a result.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English dekken, from Middle Dutch dekken (to cover), from Old Dutch thecken, from Proto-West Germanic *þakkjan, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną (to roof; cover).

VerbEdit

deck (third-person singular simple present decks, present participle decking, simple past and past participle decked)

  1. (transitive, sometimes with out) To dress (someone) up, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance
  2. (transitive, sometimes with out) To decorate (something).
  3. To cover; to overspread.
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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

deck

  1. singular imperative of decken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of decken

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English deck.

NounEdit

deck m (invariable)

  1. tape deck

LuxembourgishEdit

VerbEdit

deck

  1. second-person singular imperative of decken