disk
I. noun or disc Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin discus — more at dish Date: 1664 1. a. the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body <
the solar disk
>
b. archaic discus 2. any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures; especially intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk 3. the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers 4. a thin circular object: as a. (usually disc) a phonograph record b. a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored c. (usually disc) optical disk: as (1) videodisc (2) cd 5. (usually disc) one of the concave circular steel tools with sharpened edge making up the working part of a disc harrow or plow; also an implement employing such tools • disklike adjective II. transitive verb or disc Date: circa 1884 to cultivate with an implement (as a harrow or plow) that turns and loosens the soil with a series of discs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, / (of the sun, moon, etc.) / ,


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