Discus Definition

dĭskəs
disci-, discuses
noun
discuses
A heavy disk, usually made of metal and wood, that is thrown for distance as a test of strength and skill.
Webster's New World
The throwing of the discus as a field event in track and field meets.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
Something resembling a flat circular plate; a disk.
American Heritage

A round plate-like object that is thrown for sport.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Discus

Noun

Singular:
discus
Plural:
discuses

Origin of Discus

  • 1656. From Latin discus, from Ancient Greek δίσκος (diskos, “disk, quoit, platter”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin disk

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

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