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Definition of 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

Learning something new is a fabulous way to be refreshed. When work can grind you down, something about learning a new activity thrills the soul. It reminds you that the world is bigger than your desk and your to-do list.
John Ortberg

It's pointless to have a nice clean desk, because it means you're not doing anything.
Michio Kaku

In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find - and I hear from other people that they agree - that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.
Gretchen Rubin

You gotta know that you're better than anybody, 'cause to me, if you don't go in like that, you're gonna lose! They're gonna punk you out! On any stage, court, business venture, on the anchor desk - whatever. You've got to go in believing, 'I can do this better than anybody.'
Stuart Scott
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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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