desk desk  /ˈdɛsk/


  • (n) a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments


  1. Shortly before he died in 1824, famed poet George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron, bequeathed his desk to his valet.
  2. The actual check-in desk, called the Aloha desk, to the left, is circular--there's no imposing, long granite counter.
  3. One of the city-desk telephones jangled.


  1. Dozing at your desk can be costly, as German bank finds out

    Power napping has many fans, but falling asleep at the desk could have cost one German bank millions and an employee her job.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  2. DXCC Desk Okays VU7KV Operation for Credit

    The ARRL DXCC desk has announced that it has approved DXCC credit for the May 2013 VU7KV operation from Lakshadweep Islands. If your contact(s) with VU7KV have been rejected for DXCC credit, you may re-submit. For more information, contact ARRL Awards Branch Manager, Bill Moore, NC1L.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ARRL Amateur Radio News

  3. Rental Desk Coordinator

    Consult with Drilling & Completions Engineer to determine rental requirements and timing. Discuss rental schedule and planning, with Rig Desk and Transportation Desk.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Rigzone

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  1. "I hope that we can continue to strengthen this plan before it gets to my desk," Obama said in a statement minutes after passage. "But what we can't do is drag our feet or allow the same partisan differences to get in our way."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

  2. "This bill crosses a moral line that I and many others find troubling," Bush said in a statement issued after the vote. "If it advances all the way through Congress to my desk, I will veto it."
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  3. Keller said, "This story was no exception. It was a long time in the works. It reached my desk late Tuesday afternoon. After a final edit and a routine check by our lawyers, we published it."
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Bill Keller Source: ABC News

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