bedeck

verb
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 The women inside its walls are like ornaments of the Emperor’s absolute power, to be caressed or cast out at his whim, but they are also defended by women, an elite warrior guard bedecked in satin armor. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Review: Swashbuckling world premiere ‘House of Joy’ hits and misses at Cal Shakes," 19 Aug. 2019 They were bedecked with smocks, boot covers, gloves and masks. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Video: Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 17 July 2019 The film’s official Twitter account shared a video of the adorable moment, featuring numerous fans bedecked in Rogers’ signature red cardigan. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Tom Hanks leads Mister Rogers sing-along at A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood premiere," 8 Sep. 2019 They were bedecked with smocks, boot covers, gloves and masks. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Video: Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 17 July 2019 Lance-wielding knights bedecked in shining armor rubbed shoulders with all manner of elves and hobbits at the San Jose Renaissance & Fantasy Faire over the weekend. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "San Jose Renaissance and Fantasy Faire holds court downtown," 4 Aug. 2019 Many veterans wore military uniforms bedecked with medals. Kevin Freking And Jonathan Lemire, chicagotribune.com, "President Trump tells D-Day veterans they're among greatest Americans," 6 June 2019 They were bedecked with smocks, boot covers, gloves and masks. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 16 July 2019 On the streets near the government’s offices, Alexandra Wong was bedecked in the British union flag—on her T-shirt, on her umbrella, in her hand. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "Hong Kong’s Flickering Hopes for Freedom," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of bedeck

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Nov 2019

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The first known use of bedeck was in 1565

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More Definitions for bedeck

bedeck

verb
How to pronounce bedeck (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bedeck

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

bedeck

verb
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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