be·​deck | \ bi-ˈdek How to pronounce bedeck (audio) , bē- \
bedecked; bedecking; bedecks

Definition of bedeck

transitive verb

1 : to clothe with finery : deck

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Examples of bedeck in a Sentence

bedecked the house with hundreds of miniature lights for the party the ladies arrived bedecked in furs
Recent Examples on the Web Photos of Leonard briefly bedecked in a Pacers cap while shaking then-commissioner David Stern’s hand on draft night continue to haunt fans in Indiana. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Top 10 Spurs moment: No. 8 — Trading for Kawhi Leonard," 2 May 2020 For two games in one: Dominoes and Domino-like blocks Dating to the 1300s in China, Dominoes most likely got their design—or at least their count of pips, or those dots that bedeck them—from their visually similar game-playing cousins, dice. Amy Roberts, USA TODAY, "10 fun twists on classic games that make them feel new again," 24 Mar. 2020 The slopes of Golden Gate Park were blanketed with drumming corps, students dressed as redcoats played war among the eucalypti, and beauties with long white gloves waved from convertibles bedecked with paper flowers. Daniel Mason, The Atlantic, "For the Union Dead," 6 Apr. 2020 Dan Stevens, bedecked in a red plaid three-piece suit and Snidely Whiplash mustache, is especially over the top as the gold-hungry Hal, who drives Buck to near death searching for the shiny stuff. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Harrison Ford and other humans save CGI dog in kid-friendly ‘The Call of the Wild’," 19 Feb. 2020 Players arrived to find the exterior of the United Center bedecked in Lakers purple and gold, with giant photos of Bryant projected on the side. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Late collapse sends Spurs to third straight loss," 27 Jan. 2020 Its walkways are bedecked with colourful lanterns, its stalls laden with dumplings, its entrances flanked by dozens of security guards to handle crowds. The Economist, "China’s coronavirus semi-quarantine will hurt the global economy," 30 Jan. 2020 Every winter, it was bedecked with large flowers, each having rose-brushed, white petals that arched back like wings from its floral tube, inside of which ran a pencil-thin line of magenta. Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Eunice the flight attendant stepped out bedecked in angel wings. Martha Sorren,, "Planes, Flight Attendants, & Windmills: Which Bachelor Premiere Gimmick Needs To Go First?," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bedeck

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bedeck was in 1565

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6 May 2020

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“Bedeck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bedeck

: to decorate (someone or something) with things : to add decorative things to (something or someone)


be·​deck | \ bi-ˈdek How to pronounce bedeck (audio) \
bedecked; bedecking

Kids Definition of bedeck

: to dress up or decorate with showy things bedecked with ribbon

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