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English definition of “desk”

desk

noun [C]     /desk/
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. → See also clear
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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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