Desk

  • 1 desk — /desk/, n. 1. an article of furniture having a broad, usually level, writing surface, as well as drawers or compartments for papers, writing materials, etc. 2. a frame for supporting a book from which the service is read in a church. 3. a pulpit …

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  • 2 desk — [ dɛsk ] n. m. • mil. XXe; autre sens 1866; mot angl. « bureau, pupitre » ♦ Anglic. Secrétariat de rédaction (d une agence de presse, d un journal, d une chaîne de télévision, d une station de radio). Un desk central. ● desk nom masculin (anglais …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 desk — [ desk ] noun *** 1. ) count a table that you sit at to write or work, often with drawers in it: an oak desk I m usually at my desk by nine o clock in the morning. 2. ) singular a place that provides information or a service, for example in a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 desk — [desk] n. [ME deske < ML desca, a table, ult. < L discus: see DISCUS] 1. a piece of furniture equipped with drawers, compartments, etc., and a flat or sloping top for writing, drawing, or reading 2. a lectern 3. a) the post of a clerk,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 desk — W2S2 [desk] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: desca, from Latin discus dish, disk ] 1.) a piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to write and work ▪ Marie was sitting at her desk. 2.) a place… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 desk — /desk/ noun 1. a writing table in an office, usually with drawers for stationery ● a desk diary ● a desk drawer ● a desk light ♦ a three drawer desk desk with three drawers 2. a section of a newspaper …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 7 desk — /desk/ noun a writing table in an office, usually with drawers for stationery ● a desk diary ● a desk drawer ● a desk light …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 8 Desk — Desk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desking}.] To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 desk — dȅsk m <N mn dèskovi> DEFINICIJA 1. publ. prostor u uredništvu ili dio uredništva u kojem se pregledaju i obrađuju za objavljivanje prispjele vijesti i drugi tekstovi [radi u desku] 2. posebni ured, ob. pri vladi zadužen za komunikaciju s… …

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  • 10 desk — /desk/ noun (C) 1 a piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to write and work 2 a place where you can get information in a hotel, airport etc: the check in desk 3 an office that deals with a particular subject …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 desk*/*/*/ — [desk] noun 1) [C] a table that you sit at to write or work, often with drawers in it 2) [singular] a place that provides information or a service, for example in a hotel the information desk[/ex] 3) [singular] a particular department of an… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 desk — [n] table counter, davenport, escritoire, lecturn, reading stand, rolltop, school desk, secretary, workspace, writing desk; concept 443 …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 desk — ► NOUN 1) a piece of furniture with a flat or sloping surface and often with drawers, for writing, reading, or other work. 2) a counter in a hotel, bank, airport, etc. 3) a specified section of a news organization: the sports desk. 4) a position… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Desk — Desk, n. [OE. deske, the same word as dish, disk. See {Dish}, and cf. {Disk}.] 1. A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 desk — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. particolare scrivania per computer 2. in alberghi, strutture turistiche e sim., lo spazio adibito all accoglienza di clienti e visitatori 3. all interno di un organizzazione complessa, parte o struttura che si… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 16 desk — mid 14c., from M.L. desca table to write on (mid 13c.), from L. discus quoit, platter, dish, from Gk. diskos. The M.L. is perhaps via It. desco. Used figuratively of office or clerical work since 1797; desk job is first attested 1965 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 desk — desk; desk·man; …

    English syllables

  • 18 desk — n. piece of furniture which serves as a place to write (read, study, etc.) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 Desk — A writing desk. A desk is a furniture form and a class of table often used in a work or office setting for reading or writing on or using a computer. Desks often have one or more drawers to store office supplies and papers. Unlike a regular table …

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  • 20 desk — noun 1 type of table ADJECTIVE ▪ big, huge, large, massive ▪ executive ▪ small ▪ leather topped …

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