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desk  (dsk)
1. A piece of furniture typically having a flat or sloping top for writing and often drawers or compartments.
2. A table, counter, or booth at which specified services or functions are performed: an information desk; a reception desk.
3. A department of a large organization in charge of a specified operation: a newspapers city desk.
4. A lectern.
5. A music stand in an orchestra.

[Middle English deske, from Medieval Latin desca, table, from Old Italian desco, from Latin discus, quoit; see disk.]

desk  /dsk/  n. a piece of furniture like a table, usu. with drawers and used to write on: She reads, writes, thinks, and works at her desk every day. desk

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