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desk

noun [C] uk   us   /desk/

desk noun [C] (TABLE)

A1 a type of table that you can work at, often one with drawers: an office/school desk She sat at her desk writing letters. He had a pile of papers on his desk. The report arrived on/landed on/reached my desk (= I received it) this morning.
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desk noun [C] (SERVICE AREA)

a place, often with a counter (= a long flat narrow surface) especially in a hotel or airport, where you can get information or service: a check-in/information/reception desk

desk noun [C] (NEWSPAPER OFFICE)

an office that deals with a particular type of news for a newspaper or broadcasting company: the foreign/sports desk Now let's hear from Sue at our travel desk.
Translations of “desk”
in Arabic مَكْتَب…
in Korean 책상…
in Malaysian meja…
in French bureau…
in Turkish masa…
in Italian scrivania…
in Chinese (Traditional) 桌子, (常指帶抽屜的)書桌,辦公桌,寫字枱…
in Russian письменный стол…
in Polish biurko…
in Vietnamese bàn viết…
in Spanish escritorio, pupitre, mostrador…
in Portuguese mesa de escritório, carteira…
in Thai โต๊ะ…
in German der Schreibtisch…
in Catalan taula (de treball)…
in Japanese 机…
in Indonesian meja tulis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 桌子, (常指带抽屉的)书桌,办公桌,写字台…
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