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discus

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

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

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

(ˈdiskəs) noun
a heavy disc of metal etc thrown in a type of athletic competition.
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