Deck 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 dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.

Syn: adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, ornament, beautify. [1913 Webster]

Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency. --Job xl. 10. [1913 Webster]

And deck my body in gay ornaments. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The dew with spangles decked the ground. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish with a deck, as a vessel. [1913 Webster]

4. to knock down (a person) with a forceful blow; as, He decked his opponent with a single punch.

Syn: coldcock, dump, knock down, floor. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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