Desk meaning

dĕsk
A piece of furniture typically having a flat or sloping top for writing and often drawers or compartments.
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A table, counter, or booth at which specified services or functions are performed.

An information desk; a reception desk.

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A department of a large organization in charge of a specified operation.

A newspaper's city desk.

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A music stand in an orchestra.
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A lectern.
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A piece of furniture equipped with drawers, compartments, etc., and a flat or sloping top for writing, drawing, or reading.
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A lectern.
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A musician's stand in an orchestra.
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Of, for, or on a desk.
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Done at a desk.

A desk job.

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A short way of saying trading desk. The term is used across all financial and commodities markets. A trading desk is the department that is responsible for executing securities transactions.
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A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use of writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath.
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A reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also (especially in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for the clerical profession.
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To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.
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Origin of desk

  • Middle English deske from Medieval Latin desca table from Old Italian desco from Latin discus quoit disk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin desca, from Latin discus.

    From Wiktionary