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discus

a disk thrown in athletic competitions
Not to be confused with:
discuss – talk over; examine a subject

dis·cus

 (dĭs′kəs)
n. pl. dis·cus·es
1. Sports
a. A disk, typically wooden, plastic, or rubber with a metal rim, that is thrown for distance in athletic competitions.
b. A track-and-field event in which a discus is thrown.
2. pl. discus Any of several small colorful South American freshwater fish of the genus Symphysodon that have a disk-shaped body and are popular in home aquariums.
3. Something resembling a flat circular plate; a disk.

[Latin; see disk.]

discus

(ˈdɪskəs)
n, pl discuses or disci (ˈdɪskaɪ)
1. (Athletics (Track & Field)) (originally) a circular stone or plate used in throwing competitions by the ancient Greeks
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics
a. a similar disc-shaped object with a heavy middle thrown by athletes
b. (as modifier): a discus thrower.
3. (Athletics (Track & Field)) the discus the event or sport of throwing the discus
4. (Animals) a South American cichlid fish, Symphysodon discus, that has a compressed coloured body and is a popular aquarium fish
[C17: from Latin, from Greek diskos from dikein to throw]

dis•cus

(ˈdɪs kəs)

n., pl. dis•cus•es, dis•ci (ˈdɪs aɪ)
1. a circular disk, usu. wooden with a metal rim, for throwing in athletic competition.
2. the sport of throwing this disk for distance.
[1650–60; < Latin < Greek dískos a quoit, discus, disk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discus - an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possiblediscus - an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
field event - a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
2.discus - a disk used in throwing competitions
disk, disc - a flat circular plate
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
Translations
disk
diskos
diszkosz
kringla
discus
disks

discus

[ˈdɪskəs] N (discuses or disci (pl)) (Sport)
1. (= object) → disco m
to throw the discuslanzar el disco
2. (= event) she won a gold medal in the discusganó la medalla de oro en la prueba de disco

discus

[ˈdɪskəs]
n
(= competition) → disque m
(= object) → disque m
modif [thrower] → de disque; [champion] → du lancer du disque; [throwing] → du disque; [title, final] → du lancer du disque

discus

nDiskus m; in the discus (Sport) → im Diskuswerfen; discus throwerDiskuswerfer(in) m(f)

discus

[ˈdɪskəs] ndisco
discus thrower → lanciatore/trice di disco

discus

(ˈdiskəs) noun
a heavy disc of metal etc thrown in a type of athletic competition.
References in classic literature ?
As a matter of fact, Falk had come in because Hermann had asked him to inquire after the precious white cotton parasol which, in the worry and excitement of the previous day, he had forgot ten at the table where we had held our little discus sion.
Reflecting on her bronze medal victory in the discus throw, the athlete said that this medal is "special" as she was specialized in shot put and the discus was a new event for her.
Iranian para-athletes, attending Asia Para Games 2018 in Indonesia, grabbed all three medals of men's discus throw on Monday.
Under 15 Boys: Jack White 4th in Discus with 13.16m, 1st in 800m in 2-20.1; Tiger Steel 5th in Discus with 8.31m, 1st in 200m in 25.9; Levent Dalbal 5th in 200m in 31.10, 5th in Shot Putt with 7.49m, 4th in 100m in 12.90; Sam Heaton 2nd 800m in 2-22.1; Haydon Thornton 2nd in 300m in 47.00, 1st in High Jump with 1.30m; Harrison Marfitt 3rd in 300m in 47.70, 4th in Shot Putt with 7.66m.
Jones also came second in the discus (A) event, with Deeside winning the 4x100m relay.
Placing third were Harsy in the 100 (13.45) and long jump (14-10.5), Bird in the 200 (29.75) and Arrah Barwick in the discus (84-0).
'We didn't have a shot or discus, so we threw coconuts,' the 33-year-old told reporters in Gold Coast.
Toward, who linked up with the Yorkshire club after leaving Gateshead, produced a winning effort just short of his life-time best to win the discus with a throw of 57:59 metres while Roach, now coached by Jacqueline Pringle, produced a lifetime best of 7:43m, albeit windassisted, to claim gold in the long jump.
The 26-year-old Welshman is now a five-time world champion, having won shot and discus events at the last two World Championships.
Oregon throws coach Erik Whitsitt, separated from his top men's discus thrower by nearly the entire length of the country as he attended the OSU High Performance meet in Corvallis, said he jumped up and down when he got word from Philadelphia.
Other results: R Palmer (third - B 800m); A Reveley (third - hammer, fifth - discus & shot putt); B Carter (fourth - B hammer, fifth - discus).