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Definition of Desk

Desk

  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. 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."
  3. To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.

Desk Quotations

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.
Stephen King

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
Ronald Reagan

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
Anais Nin

Insights don't usually arrive at my desk, but go into notebooks when I'm on the move. Or half-asleep.
Hilary Mantel

On the first day of school, you got to be real careful where you sit. You walk into the classroom and just plunk your stuff down on any old desk, and the next thing you know the teacher is saying, 'I hope you all like where you're sitting, because these are your permanent seats.'
Jeff Kinney
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Desk Translations

desk in Afrikaans is lessenaar
desk in Dutch is lezenaar, lessenaar
desk in German is Pult, Tisch, Schreibtisch
desk in Italian is scrivania
desk in Norwegian is skranke, pult
desk in Spanish is barra, escritorio, pupitre, mostrador
desk in Swedish is skrivbord, pulpet, arbetsbord
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