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desk

noun [C] uk   /desk/ us  

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.Tables and desks

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 deskHotels and hostelsPassages and entrance areas

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.The press and news reportingRadio and television presenters
(Definition of desk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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