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Desk meaning

desk - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A sloping table; pulpit.

desk - examples of usage

  1. " Yes, so he does," said Norah, as she opened the desk drawer. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. The rooms we live in; the desk at which we work; the clothes we wear; the house we build; the pictures on our walls; the garden and grounds in which we walk and work; all must have some form or other. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. We entered, and the policeman led his prisoner to the sergeant at the desk. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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