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decibel a unit used to measure the loudness of sound. (abbreviated: dB)
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]
decorative adding to how attractive a thing is visually.
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]