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English Dictionary: Deck by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
deck
n
  1. any of various platforms built into a vessel
  2. street name for a packet of illegal drugs
  3. a pack of 52 playing cards
    Synonym(s): pack of cards, deck of cards, deck
  4. a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
v
  1. be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
    Synonym(s): deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify
  2. decorate; "deck the halls with holly"
    Synonym(s): deck, bedight, bedeck
  3. knock down with force; "He decked his opponent"
    Synonym(s): deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deck \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deck \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deck \Deck\, n. (A[89]ronautics)
      A main a[89]roplane surface, esp. of a biplane or multiplane.
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