verb (used with object)
Origin of disk
verb (used with object)
Origin of disc
Related Words for diskplate, platter, disc, shell, dish, circle, sabot, discus, quoit, flan, saucer, discoid
Examples from the Web for disk
Contemporary Examples of disk
Divide the dough in half and very gently pat each half into a round 1-inch-thick disk.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
If your ears are tired of slick auto-tuned vocals, pick up this disk for an aural detox.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Which is lucky: we can see the gaps in the disk more clearly than if the disk were at a steeper angle.
But the most breathtaking aspects of the image are the rings and gaps in the disk, never imaged before in this much detail.
In the Chrome universe, a piece of software will not be a disk you buy, own, and are stuck with, but a place you go.Google's War on the PC
July 8, 2009
Historical Examples of disk
They ascribed it to some change in the magnetism of the iron shell and disk.
The world of Weald Three grew brighter and brighter and became a disk.
In the first was the disk, the symbol of the god; in the second, the god itself.Lotus Buds
The disk had ice-caps and a reasonable proportion of land and water surface.
It was a disk as big as a dollar with a lot of needles in it.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
now esp US disk
- the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy
- (as modifier)a disc floret
- Also called: parking disca marker or device for display in a parked vehicle showing the time of arrival or the latest permitted time of departure or both
- (as modifier)a disc zone; disc parking
Word Origin for disc
American English preferred spelling, 1660s, "round flat surface," from Latin discus "quoit, discus, disk," from Greek diskos, from dikein "throw," from PIE *dik-skos-, from root *deik- "to show, pronounce solemnly; also in derivatives referring to the directing of words or objects" [Watkins].
Sense of "phonograph disk" is 1888; computing sense is from 1947. Disk jockey first recorded 1941; dee-jay is from 1955; DJ is 1961; video version veejay is 1982. Disk-drive is from 1952.
Latinate spelling preferred in British English for most uses of disk (q.v.). American English tends to use it in the musical recording sense; originally of phonograph records, recently of compact discs. Hence, discophile "enthusiast for gramophone recordings" (1940).
- See magnetic disk.
- See optical disk.