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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desk  \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.'' 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desk  \Desk\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Desked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Desking}.] 
  To  shut  up  as  in  a  desk;  to  treasure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  desk 
  n  :  a  piece  of  furniture  with  a  writing  surface  and  usually 
  drawers  or  other  compartments 




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