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"desk" in British English

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desknoun [C]

uk   /desk/ 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.
(Definition of desk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desk" in American English

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desknoun [C]

us   /desk/
  • desk noun [C] (TABLE)

a type of table for working at, usually one with drawers: Tommy sits at the desk in front of me in English.
  • desk noun [C] (SERVICE AREA)

a place where you can get information or service, esp. in a hotel, airport, or large store: The woman at the front desk was very helpful.
(Definition of desk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"desk" in Business English

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desknoun [C]

uk   /desk/ us  
WORKPLACE a type of table that you can work at, often one with drawers: She sat at her desk writing the report. I'm at my desk by 8 most mornings. He had a pile of papers on his desk.arrive on/land on/reach sb's desk I signed the contract as soon as it reached my desk.
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TRANSPORT a place, often with a counter (= a long flat narrow surface) especially in a hotel or airport, where you can get information or service: We checked into the hotel at the front desk. a check-in/information/reception desk
FINANCE the part of an organization where a particular type of business is done: a dealing/trading desk
COMMUNICATIONS the department of a newspaper or broadcasting company which deals with a particular type of news: the foreign/sports/city desk
(Definition of desk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “desk”
in Korean 책상…
in Arabic مَكْتَب…
in Malaysian meja…
in French bureau…
in Russian письменный стол…
in Chinese (Traditional) 桌子, (常指帶抽屜的)書桌,辦公桌,寫字枱…
in Italian scrivania…
in Turkish masa…
in Polish biurko…
in Spanish mesa (de trabajo), escritorio, pupitre…
in Vietnamese bàn viết…
in Portuguese mesa de escritório, carteira…
in Thai โต๊ะ…
in German der Schreibtisch…
in Catalan taula (de treball)…
in Japanese 机…
in Chinese (Simplified) 桌子, (常指带抽屉的)书桌,办公桌,写字台…
in Indonesian meja tulis…
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“desk” in American English

“desk” in Business English

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