deck

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
deck

Plural
decks

  1. A deck is the floor of a ship.
    The sailors had to clean the top deck.
  2. A deck is the space between the floors of a ship.
    The cannons were lined up in the gun deck.
  3. A deck is something that is like the floor of a ship.
    We sat on the top deck of the bus.
  4. A deck is the outside floor of a house or building without a roof.
    We went out onto the observation deck at the top of the tall building.
  5. A deck is the surface of a bridge.
    The bridge was closed while the deck was being repaired.
  6. A deck is a pack of playing cards.
    Before playing poker, you need to shuffle the deck.
  7. (slang) A deck is a packet of drugs.

Verb[change]

Plain form
deck

Third-person singular
decks

Past tense
decked

Past participle
decked

Present participle
decking

  1. When you deck something, you dress it up.
    We had to deck out the room with ribbons for the party.
  2. If you deck someone, you knock them down to the floor.
    He was so angry, I thought he would deck me.