1. desk

noun. ['ˈdɛsk'] a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments.


  • drawer
  • table
  • writing table
  • davenport
  • escritoire
  • secretaire
  • writing desk


  • desca (Latin)
  • discus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Desk

  • statuesque
  • romanesque
  • reaganesque
  • kafkaesque
  • grotesque
  • levesque
  • burlesque
  • yeske
  • teske
  • reske
  • meske
  • leske
  • keske
  • jeske
  • geske
  • beske
  • esque

How do you pronounce desk?

Pronounce desk as dɛsk.

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Sentences with desk

1. Noun, singular or mass
Take the currency to the bank you found with the conversion desk.

Quotes about desk

1. On the first day of school, you got to be real careful where you sit. You walk into the classroom and just plunk your stuff down on any old desk, and the next thing you know the teacher is saying, 'I hope you all like where you're sitting, because these are your permanent seats.'
- Jeff Kinney

2. As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.
- Darren Criss

3. If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
- Albert Einstein

2. desk-bound

adjective. restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity.


  • inactive


  • inactiveness
  • energetic