deck


deck
deck1 [dek] n
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1¦(on a ship)¦
2¦(on a bus, plane etc)¦
3¦(at the back of a house)¦
4¦(music)¦
5¦(cards)¦
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[Date: 1400-1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: dec 'roof, covering']
1.) ¦(ON A SHIP)¦
a) the outside top level of a ship that you can walk or sit on
Let's go up on deck .
above/below deck
Peter stayed below deck.
b) one of the different levels on a ship
main/passenger/car etc deck
a staircase leading to the passenger deck
2.) ¦(ON A BUS, PLANE ETC)¦
one of the levels on a bus, plane etc
lower/upper etc deck
I managed to find a seat on the upper deck.
Eddie returned to the flight deck (=the part of an aircraft where the pilot sits) .
3.) ¦(AT THE BACK OF A HOUSE)¦
AmE a wooden floor built out from the back of a house, where you can sit and relax outdoors
→↑decking
deck furniture
4.) ¦(MUSIC)¦
a piece of equipment used for playing music tapes, records etc
cassette/tape/record deck
5.) ¦(CARDS)¦
a set of playing cards
British Equivalent: pack
Irene shuffled the deck.
a deck of cards
all hands on deck athand1 (38), clear the decks atclear2 (17), hit the deck athit1 (17)
deck 2
deck2 v [T]
[Sense: 1; Date: 1500-1600; : Dutch; Origin: dekken 'to cover']
[Sense: 2; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: DECK1]
1.) also deck sth out [usually passive]
to decorate something with flowers, flags etc
deck sth (out) with sth
The street was decked with flags for the royal wedding.
2.) informal to hit someone so hard that they fall over
Gerry just swung round and decked him.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The following are the more common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deck — may refer to: In vehicles: Deck (ship), an outdoor floor of a ship Bus deck, referring to the number of passenger levels on a bus or coach Plane deck, referring to the flight deck or the fuselage In construction: Deck (building), an outdoor floor …   Wikipedia

  • Deck — [dɛk], das; [e]s, s: a) oberstes Stockwerk eines Schiffes: alle Mann an Deck! b) unter dem oberen Abschluss des Schiffsrumpfes liegendes Stockwerk: das Kino befindet sich im unteren Deck. Zus.: Promenadendeck, Sonnendeck, Zwischendeck. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Deck — bezeichnet: eine Auswahl von Spielkarten in einem Sammelkartenspiel das Brett, auf dem man beim Skateboarden steht das Deck (Schiffbau) eines Schiffes bzw. eines Bootes ein Flugdeck einen Kassettenrekorder (Tapedeck) das Parkdeck, ein Geschoss in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • deck — deck1 [dek] n. [prob. aphetic < MLowG verdeck (< ver , FOR + decken, to cover: see THATCH), transl. of It coperta, cover] 1. any extended horizontal structure in a ship or boat serving as a floor and structural support, and covering,… …   English World dictionary

  • Deck — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un deck es un elemento estructural de un jardín que podría denominarse en español como terraza. Un deck es una terraza de madera que puede estar elevada o no, sobre el terreno. Para la instalación de un Deck se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Deck — (d[e^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decked} (d[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decking}.] [D. dekken to cover; akin to E. thatch. See {Thatch}.] 1. To cover; to overspread. [1913 Webster] To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deck — DECK, deckuri, s.n. Magnetofon, casetofon etc. fără amplificator de putere. – Din engl. deck. Trimis de dante, 14.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  déck s.n., pl. déckuri Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DECK s. n. magnetofon,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Deck — Deck, jeder Fußboden im Schiffskörper, der zur Raumeinteilung und zur Stärkung des Querverbandes des Schiffes dient. Jedes D. besteht aus Deckbalken, die mit den Spanten zusammen das Schiffsgerippe bilden und je nach der Bauart des Schiffes aus… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • deck — [dɛk] n. m. ÉTYM. 1925; angl. deck, même sens, d abord « couverture, revêtement, toit », emprunt au moyen néerlandais dec. ❖ ♦ Mar. (vx). Anglic. Pont (d un bateau). 0 (…) le 8 novembre, quand le Columbia appareille, il est en train d installer… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • deck — ► NOUN 1) a floor of a ship, especially the upper level. 2) a floor or platform, as in a bus or car park. 3) chiefly N. Amer. a pack of cards. 4) a component in sound reproduction equipment, incorporating a player or recorder for discs or tapes.… …   English terms dictionary


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