- To cover; to overspread."To deck with clouds the uncolored sky." [Milton.]
- To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.synonyms: adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, ornament, beautify." Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency." [Job xl. 10.]"And deck my body in gay ornaments." [Shak.]"The dew with spangles decked the ground." [Dryden.]
- To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
- to knock down (a person) with a forceful blow; as, He decked his opponent with a single punch.synonyms: coldcock, dump, knock down, floor.
Etymology: D. dekken to cover; akin to E. thatch. See Thatch