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.
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."
I'm not big on to-do lists. Instead, I use e-mail and desktop folders and my online calendar. So when I walk up to my desk, I can focus on the e-mails I've flagged and check the folders that are monitoring particular projects and particular blogs. Bill Gates
On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity. Bill Gates
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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