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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
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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