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English definition of “deck”

deck

noun [C] uk   /dek/ us  

deck noun [C] (FLOOR)

B2 a flat area for walking on, built across the space between the sides of a boat: We sat on deck until it was dark. one of the floors of a bus: The upper/top deck of the bus was always full of people smoking. a wooden floor built outside, where people can sit and relax below decks on a level of a ship below the main deck: Our cabin was below decks.

deck noun [C] (CARDS)

A2 mainly US (also pack) a set of cards used for playing card games: a new deck of cards

deck

verb [T] uk   /dek/ us  

deck verb [T] (DECORATE)

to decorate or add something to something to make an effect: The room was decked with flowers. The wedding guests were decked out in their finery (= wearing their best clothes).
See also

deck verb [T] (HIT)

slang to hit someone, especially to hit someone and knock them down: Do that again and I'll deck you.
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