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Deck appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb deck:


Deck is sometimes a misspelling of date.

The word deck is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun deck

What does deck mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: decks

  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
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of deck: deck of cards / pack of cards
    • more generic word: pack = a complete collection of similar things
    • members:
      • playing card = one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
      • queen = one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen
      • suit = playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack
  4. a porch that resembles the deck on a ship
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: porch = a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
    • more specific term: sun deck = an unroofed deck

Alternative definition of the noun deck


  1. Any flat surface that can be walked on: a balcony; a porch; a raised patio; a flat rooftop.
  2. A pack or set of playing cards.
  3. [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.

Specialised definition of the noun deck

Glossary of sports

a platform on which physical exercises are performed, e.g. in a gym (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / skateboard

the board (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / surfing

the top surface of the surfboard (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb deck

What does deck mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: decked | decking | decks

  1. be beautiful to look at
  2. decorate
    • examples: deck the halls with holly | They deck the halls with holly
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of deck: bedeck / bedight
    • more generic words: adorn / beautify / decorate / embellish / grace / ornament = make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    • more specific word: plume = deck with a plume
  3. knock down with force
    • examples: He decked his opponent | The fighter managed to deck his opponent
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of deck: coldcock / dump / floor / knock down
    • more generic word: beat = hit repeatedly


Deck a.k.a. DeckDisc is a Brazilian record company that was founded in 1998.


  1. Deck is a fictional character from the 2003 film Marines.
  2. Deck is a fictional character from the 2008 crime, drama, thriller film, Killshot.
  3. Deck is a fictional character from the 2008 film Subtle Seduction.

There are other characters with in their name, like Deck Hand, Upper Deck, Deck Officer and Officer of the Deck.


  1. Deck: A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship. On a boat or ship, the primary or upper deck is the horizontal structure which forms the 'roof' for the hull, which both strengthens the hull and serves as the primary working surface. Vessels often have more than one level both within the hull and in the superstructure above the primary deck which are similar to the floors of a multi-storey building, and which are also referred to as decks, as are specific compartments and decks built over specific areas of the superstructure.
  2. Deck: In architecture, a deck is a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building. The term is a generalization of decks as found on ships.
  3. Deck: A bridge deck or road bed is the roadway, or the pedestrian walkway, surface of a bridge. It is not to be confused with any deck of a ship. The deck may be of concrete,wood which in turn may be covered with asphalt concrete or other pavement. The concrete deck may be an integral part of the bridge structure or it may be supported with I-beams or steel girders. The deck may also be of wood, or open steel grating.

Phrases with Deck

Phrases starting with the word Deck:

  1. deck up
  2. deck out
  3. Deck Grip
  4. Deck Shoe

Phrases ending with the word Deck:

  1. On Deck
  2. to deck
  3. gun deck
  4. Pec Deck
  5. sun deck
  6. Top Deck
  7. bell deck
  8. boat deck
  9. Cold deck
  10. lido deck
  11. main deck
  12. poop deck
  13. tape deck
  14. Well deck
  15. cargo deck
  16. Cloud Deck

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Deck

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Google previewScientific American (1898)


Above the shade deck is the commander's bridge, where the telegraph for the engineers, the compass and the steering apparatus are arranged. One who has never seen a great ocean steamer can scarcely conceive of the degree of luxury ...

Google previewNo. 1- no. 50 (1842)

by William Chambers, Robert Chambers

The forecastle is appropriated to the best or ablebodied seamen, the quarter- deck is the proper situation for the officers, and in the poop are stationed themarines. The quarter-deck is a privileged spot, and as, by a fiction, the sovereign is ...

Google previewSimply Tarot (2005)

by Leanna Greenaway

" The surprising answer: the Tarot deck is the best possible way to find out! Follow this guide and uncover your gifts, while you explore the mysteries of the Tarot through the clear directions and explanations.

Google previewDangerous Waters (2003)

by John Burnett

9Poop deck is a common nautical term with an uncertain origin. The Oxford English Dictionary...

Google previewMurray Darling Paddleboats (2005)

by Peter Plowman

The tall twin smokestacks are for effect only, while the ornate wheelhouse on the top deck is a dummy, and both these...

Google previewChamber's Information for the People (1858)

A Popular Encyclopædia by William Chambers, Robert Chambers

The forecastle is appropriated to the best or able-bodied seamen, the quarter- deck is the proper situation for the officers, and in the poop are stationed the marines. The quarter-deck is a privileged spot, and as, by a fiction, the sovereign is ...

Google previewThe Oriental Annual (1837)

Or, Scenes in India by Hobart Caunter, Thomas Bacon

The deck is a floor of bamboos, placed close together, and united by cords of coir , a description of rope manufactured from the husk of the cocoa-nut. It is sometimes interlaced with strips of the same cane. The cabin beneath is roofed in a ...

Google previewComputer Algebra Recipes for Classical Mechanics (2002)

by Richard H. Enns, George C. McGuire

The bridge deck is a steel truss of 48, 000 kg weight, Figure 2.16: Suspension bridge. supported by six pairs of vertical cables spaced 9 m apart and each carrying an equal amount of the weight. The two central pairs of vertical cables are 2 m ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 4

mason,“ For the gun deck about .

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

Dead-flat Dead-light Dead-rising Dead-wood Dead-work * Deck d'équipage; Poste. Varangue. Guirlande arrière, Fourcat. Chandelier. Courbure. Mannschaftraum; Logis. Cap de mouton. Die Krümmung des Partie-maîtresse d' un navire.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

deck 1. esp.Am., Can. /Br.,Aus. pack/ a set ofplaying cards: The black detectives rakedin the pot and shuffled the deck. R.J. Randisi., M. Wallace. 2. Am., Aus. /esp. Br. terrace/ roofless raised wooden ...

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Quotes about Deck

When he stood up, it was a very complicated motion. If the deck chairs on the Ship to the Sea of Night had opened up, they would have done so like that. It was like he was unfolding himself forever. (Neil Gaiman)
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Scrabble value of D2E1C3K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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