Disk
Disk Disk (d[i^]sk), n. [L. discus, Gr. di`skos. See {Dish}.] [Written also {disc}.] 1. A discus; a quoit. [1913 Webster]

Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper. [1913 Webster]

3. (Astron.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens. [1913 Webster]

4. (Biol.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) (a) The whole surface of a leaf. (b) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower. (c) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil. [1913 Webster]

6. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The anterior surface or oral area of c[oe]lenterate animals, as of sea anemones. (b) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk. (c) In owls, the space around the eyes. [1913 Webster]

{Disk engine}, a form of rotary steam engine.

{Disk shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of Discina. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
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  • disk — W3S2 [dısk] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: discus disk, plate ] 1.) a small flat piece of plastic or metal which is used for storing computer or electronic information 2.) the usual American spelling of ↑disc →↑compact disc, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disk — Amer.Eng. preferred spelling, 1660s, round flat surface, from L. discus quoit, discus, disk, from Gk. diskos, from dikein throw, from PIE *dik skos , from root *deik to show, pronounce solemnly; also in derivatives referring to the directing of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • disk — [disk] n. [L discus: see DISCUS] 1. a thin, flat, circular thing of any material 2. anything like this in form [the moon s disk] 3. any of the sharp, circular blades of a disk harrow: see HARROW1 4. Anat. a layer of fibrous connective tis …   English World dictionary

  • disk — [ dısk ] noun count ** ▸ 1 for computer information ▸ 2 flat circular object ▸ 3 between bones of back ▸ 4 a record ▸ 5 CD 1. ) a small flat circular object in a square plastic case that can be used for storing information from a computer and can …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disk — /dIsk/ noun (C) 1 a flat circular piece of plastic or metal used for storing computer information 2 the usual American spelling of disc see also: compact disc, floppy disk, hard disk, laser disk …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disk — disk. См. диск. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • disk — disk. = band (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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