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desk

 (dĕsk)
n.
1. A piece of furniture typically having a flat top for writing, reading, or using a computer, and often drawers or compartments.
2. A table, counter, or booth at which specified services or functions are performed: an information desk; a reception desk.
3. A department of a large organization in charge of a specified operation: a newspaper's city desk.
4. A lectern.
5. A music stand in an orchestra.

[Middle English deske, from Medieval Latin desca, table, from Old Italian desco, from Latin discus, quoit; see disk.]

desk

(dɛsk)
n
1. (Furniture) a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
2. (Furniture) a service counter or table in a public building, such as a hotel: information desk.
3. (Furniture) a support, lectern, or book rest for the book from which services are read in a church
4. (Journalism & Publishing) the editorial section of a newspaper, etc, responsible for a particular subject: the news desk.
5. (Furniture)
a. a music stand shared by two orchestral players
b. these two players
6. (Furniture) (modifier)
a. made for use at a desk: a desk calendar.
b. done at a desk: a desk job.
[C14: from Medieval Latin desca table, from Latin discus disc, dish]

desk

(dɛsk)

n.
1. an article of furniture having a broad, usu. 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. the section of a large organization, as a newspaper, having responsibility for particular operations: the city desk.
4. a table or counter, as in a library or office, at which a specific job is performed or a service offered: the information desk.
5. a stand used to support sheet music.
6. (in an orchestra) a seat or position assigned by rank (usu. used in combination): a first-desk flutist.
adj.
7. of a size or form suitable for use on a desk: a desk dictionary.
8. done at or based on a desk, as in an office or schoolroom: a desk job.
[1350–1400; Middle English deske < Medieval Latin desca, descus desk, lectern.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desk - a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartmentsdesk - a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
davenport - a small decorative writing desk
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
escritoire, secretaire, writing table, secretary - a desk used for writing
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
writing desk - a desk for writing (usually with a sloping top)

desk

noun table, bureau, work surface, lectern, writing desk, secretaire A large portrait hung behind his desk. see tables and desks
Translations
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skrivebordarbejdsbord
työpöytäkirjoituspöytä
bureaubureau des dépêchescomptoirécritoirepupitre
pisaći stol
íróasztal
skrifborðskrifborî
책상
darba vietapultsrakstāmgaldssols
okencepisalna miza
skrivbordskolbänk
dawati
โต๊ะ
bàn giấy

desk

[desk]
A. N
1. (in office, study etc) → escritorio m, mesa f de trabajo (Scol) → pupitre m; (= bureau) → escritorio m
2. (= section) [of ministry, newspaper] → sección f
3. (Brit) (in airport, hospital) → mostrador m; (in shop, restaurant, for payment) → caja f; (in hotel) → recepción f
B. CPD desk clerk N (US) → recepcionista mf
desk diary Nagenda f de escritorio
desk job Ntrabajo m de oficina
desk lamp Nlámpara f de escritorio
desk pad Nbloc m de notas
desk study Nestudio m sobre el papel

desk

[ˈdɛsk] n
(in office)bureau m
(for pupil)pupitre m
(British) (in shop, restaurant)caisse f
(in hotel, at airport)réception f
(= department) news desk, sports deskdesk-bound [ˈdɛskbaʊnd] adjsédentairedesk clerk n (US)réceptionniste mfdesk diary nagenda m de bureaudesk job ntravail m de bureaudesk lamp nlampe f de bureaudesk pad nbloc-notes m

desk

nSchreibtisch m; (for pupils, master) → Pult nt; (in shop, restaurant) → Kasse f; (in hotel) → Empfang m; (Press) → Ressort nt

desk

:
desk-bound
adjan den Schreibtisch gebunden
desk clerk
n (US) → Empfangschef m, → Empfangsdame f
desk diary
nTischkalender m
desk editor
nLektor(in) m(f), → Manuskriptbearbeiter(in) m(f); (Press) → Ressortchef(in) m(f)

desk

:
desk job
nBürojob m
desk lamp
desk pad

desk

[dɛsk] n (in office) → scrivania (Scol) (in hotel, at airport) → banco (Brit) (in shop, restaurant) → cassa
desk diary → agenda da tavolo
desk job → lavoro d'ufficio
desk lamp → lampada da tavolo

desk

(desk) noun
a piece of furniture, often like a table, for sitting at while writing, reading etc. She kept the pile of letters in a drawer in her desk.

desk

مَكْتَب psací stůl skrivebord Schreibtisch γραφείο escritorio työpöytä bureau pisaći stol scrivania 책상 bureau skrivebord biurko escrivaninha, secretária стол skrivbord โต๊ะ sıra bàn giấy 办公桌

desk

n. enscritorio;
front ___mesa de admisión.
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