desk

[ desk ]
/ dɛsk /

noun

adjective

Origin of desk

1350–1400; Middle English deske < Medieval Latin desca, descus desk, lectern, probably < a Romance-influenced form of Latin discus discus; cf. dais, dish, Medieval Latin discus refectory table
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British Dictionary definitions for desk

desk
/ (dɛsk) /

noun

a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
a service counter or table in a public building, such as a hotelinformation desk
a support, lectern, or book rest for the book from which services are read in a church
the editorial section of a newspaper, etc, responsible for a particular subjectthe news desk
  1. a music stand shared by two orchestral players
  2. these two players
(modifier)
  1. made for use at a deska desk calendar
  2. done at a deska desk job

Word Origin for desk

C14: from Medieval Latin desca table, from Latin discus disc, dish
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