|1.||a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments|
|2.||a service counter or table in a public building, such as a hotel: information desk|
|3.||a support, lectern, or book rest for the book from which services are read in a church|
|4.||the editorial section of a newspaper, etc, responsible for a particular subject: the news desk|
|5.||a. a music stand shared by two orchestral players|
|b. these two players|
|a. made for use at a desk: a desk calendar|
|b. done at a desk: a desk job|
|[C14: from Medieval Latin desca table, from Latin discus disc, dish]|
a table, frame, or case with a sloping or horizontal top particularly designed to aid writing or reading, and often containing drawers, compartments, or pigeonholes.
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