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decide to settle, choose, or solve. [3 definitions]
deciduous having leaves that drop off each year.
decimal based on the number ten. [3 definitions]
decimal point a period placed between the units and the tenths in decimal numbers. It is used when writing money amounts to separate dollars and cents.
decipher to change from a code into ordinary language. [2 definitions]
decision the act or result of making up one's mind.
decisive able to make firm decisions or end arguments. [2 definitions]
deck the floor on a ship or boat. Sometimes a ship has several decks at different levels. [4 definitions]
declaration the act of declaring or making something known.
Declaration of Independence the public document by which the thirteen American colonies declared their independence from England in 1776.
declarative sentence a sentence that makes a statement. There are many examples of declarative sentences, such as, "It is raining outside."
declare to announce in a formal way. [3 definitions]
declare war on to state an intention or plan to make war against.
decline to refuse to do, in a polite way. [4 definitions]
decode to change from code into ordinary language.
decompose to decay.
decorate to make more beautiful by adding decorations or designs. [2 definitions]
decoration an act of decorating. [3 definitions]
decoy something used to attract animals or people into danger. Wooden decoys in the shape of birds or animals are often used by hunters to lead animals into a trap. [2 definitions]
decrease to become less or smaller. [4 definitions]
decree an official order or decision by a ruler or government. [2 definitions]