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Definitions of desk

  1. To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To shut up, as in a desk. See Disc and Dish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To shut up in a desk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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 (esp. in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for the clerical profession. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A frame or table for reading or writing upon; a pulpit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A sloping table for the use of writers or readers: a pulpit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A sloping table; pulpit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A table for writing or study. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A stand for public reading; pulpit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A sloping table for writing on or for reading from; the place from which prayers are read; the pulpit in a church. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A sloping table for writing on; a portable writing-table in the form of a box when shut; the part of a pulpit on which the Bible lies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for desk

  1. The desk caught my eye. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  2. This she placed near the window to serve for her writing- desk – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
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