- IPA: /dɛsk/
desk (plural desks)
- A table, frame, or case, in past centuries usually with a sloping top but now usually with a flat top, for the use of 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 (especially in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for the clerical profession.
- A department of a newspaper tasked with covering a particular geographical region or aspect of the news.
- city desk
- French: bureau, (school desk) pupitre
- German: Schreibtisch
- Italian: scrivania
- Portuguese: escrivaninha, carteira (especially the type used in schools)
- Russian: пи́сьменный стол
- Spanish: escritorio, (school desk) pupitre
desk (desks, present participle desking; past and past participle desked)