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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

My father was a truck driver. That's where it all started, and academically I was a disaster at school. My cousin got his name on the honour board; I, at Melbourne High School, I carved mine on the desk.
Lindsay Fox

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

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

I was never too much into school. I liked lunchtimes and breaks, but nah, I hated sitting at a desk. I was always looking out of the window, looking at my watch, thinking about when I could play football.
Gareth Bale
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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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