verb (used with object)
- disk crank,
- disk crash,
- disk drive,
- disk flower,
- disk harrow
Origin of disk
verb (used with object)
Origin of disc
Examples from the Web for disk
Divide the dough in half and very gently pat each half into a round 1-inch-thick disk.
If your ears are tired of slick auto-tuned vocals, pick up this disk for an aural detox.
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.
If the current grows weaker, the magnet becomes weaker and does not pull so hard on the disk.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Pores irregular, roundish, very small; twenty-six to twenty-eight on the radius of the disk.
In Gesneraceae and Cruciferae the disk consists of tooth-like scales at the base of the stamens.
To prevent this the top soil should be stirred frequently with a disk or smoothing harrow.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
In this species the plates of the disk are imbricated, or lapping over each other, and thirteen in number.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
now esp US disk
- the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy
- (as modifier)a disc floret
- Also called: parking disc a 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.