Synonyms for deck
- dress up
- gussy up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECK
Coming on deck, he saw a figure which seemed familiar to him.
He was already a mile distant from the vessel when Captain Haley came on deck.
Such of the sailors as happened to be on deck shared his feelings.
The island is well enough, but there's nothing like the deck of a good ship.
As there were no bones broken, I blessed the accident and went on deck.
When he reached the deck and wheeled around to look at me you just ought to have seen his face.
Perfect silence on his deck; a loud and insulting shout from the enemy!
When I opened my eyes, it was so dark I could not see the length of the deck.
I then went on deck, and presently we heard the boat pulling back.
After that, we were allowed to come on deck singly, only, and then under a sentinel's charge.
"covering over part of a ship," mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Middle Low German verdeck (or a related North Sea Germanic word), a nautical word, from ver- "fore" + decken "to cover, put under roof," from Proto-Germanic *thackjam (related to thatch, q.v.).
Sense extended early in English from "covering" to "platform of a ship." "Pack of cards" is 1590s, perhaps because they were stacked like decks of a ship. Deck chair (1884) so called because they were used on ocean liners. Tape deck (1949) is in reference to the flat surface of old reel-to-reel tape recorders.