from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A piece of furniture typically having a flat or sloping top for writing and often drawers or compartments.
- noun A table, counter, or booth at which specified services or functions are performed.
- noun A department of a large organization in charge of a specified operation.
- noun A lectern.
- noun A music stand in an orchestra.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A table specially adapted for convenience in writing or reading, frequently made with a sloping top, which may lift on hinges to give access to an interior compartment, as in the ordinary form of school-desk, or combined with drawers, and sometimes with book-shelves; also, a frame or case with a sloping top, intended to rest on a table, and to hold a book or paper conveniently for reading or writing.
- To shut, up in or as if in a desk; treasure up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun 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.”
- transitive verb To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun 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.
- noun A reading table or
lecternto 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.
- verb To shut up, as in a desk; to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
We may refer to all sets adapted to be mounted on a wall or partition as _wall telephones_, and to all in which the receiver, transmitter, and hook are provided with a standard of their own to enable them to rest on any flat surface, such as a desk or table, as _desk telephones_.
*fawls offa desk chare* *Wabes floofy paw happeely from unnerneeth desk*
One of them sits at the back of the class and pretends his desk is a machine gun (with accompanying noises) or a powerful car (with accompanying noises).
The Bass speaker under the desk is an excellent foot rest.
To answer a few questions, the keyboard area of the desk is a little higher then normal, so I can use the tablet easier.
"Joe doesn't have this big suite of offices, and his desk is the same size as everyone else's."
Beneath the desk is my small collection of PULP and other really old manga published in pamphlet-comic format.
And the desk is a solid workspace which makes me feel 100x better.
Getting your monitors off the desk is a great way to free up space.
In his personal studio, on the 10th floor of a building overlooking Copacabana's famous beach, the walls feature Niemeyer's doodles and over his desk is a poster of naked women.