Desk (?), n. [OE. deske, the same word as dish, disk. See Dish, and cf. Disk.]

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."

 

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Desk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Desking.]

To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.

 

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