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desk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeskdesk /desk/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 DHFa piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to write and work πŸ”Š Marie was sitting at her desk.2 DLTa place where you can get information or use a particular service in a hotel, airport etc πŸ”Š the reception desk πŸ”Š the check-in desk3 TCBTCNan office that deals with a particular subject, especially in newspapers or televisionthe news/sports deskCOLLOCATIONSadjectivestidyHow come your desk is always so tidy?cluttered (=covered with papers, books etc in an untidy way)His desk is so cluttered he can't find anything.empty (=that no one is using)There are one or two empty desks in the office.a school deskThe children are at their school desks by 8:30 in the morning.an office deskI got back from holiday to find piles of papers on my office desk.a writing desk (=that you use for writing letters etc)Under the window was a small writing desk.a wooden/mahogany/rosewood etc deskHe sat at a plain wooden desk.verbssit at a deskI don't want to do a job in which I'm sitting at a desk all day.get up from your deskHe got up from his desk to welcome the visitors.tidy your deskI need to tidy my desk.clear your desk (=remove all the papers etc from it)It's a good idea to clear your desk regularly.desk + NOUNa desk job (=working mostly at a desk in an office)He left his desk job to become a gardener.a desk drawerI think I left my car keys in the desk drawer. a desk lampDon't forget to switch off the desk lamp.
Examples from the Corpus
deskβ€’ Conway's secretary, Marie, was sitting at a desk.β€’ The people placed on other desks were permitted to call themselves salesmen or traders.β€’ A nurse was seated at the reception desk.β€’ Lloyd is running the sports desk.β€’ Lucy Lane was sitting at the desk, turning the pages of a loose-leaf manuscript file.β€’ Or at a pinch he might be able to squeeze himself into the desk drawer and hide.β€’ He pulled the crumpled bills from his shirt pocket and dropped them on the desk.β€’ His hunched figure padded across to the desk in the bay and Swod gestured for the police officer to sit down.β€’ The desk floated through the door into the hallway.β€’ If I had any class at all, I would get up from this desk and go buy bagels.reception deskβ€’ Louis Johnson came to despise the Alsops and ordered Pentagon reception desks to inform him whenever they set foot in the building.β€’ The contract was made at the reception desk.β€’ The nurses all wore sweaters, and a tiny electric heater glowed behind the reception desk.β€’ The two women behind the reception desk avoided her eye.β€’ It was early evening when the manager of the Langstone Hotel came to the reception desk in response to the ringing of the bell.β€’ Dragging her mind back to the matter in hand, and mumbling apologies, she wormed her way to the reception desk.β€’ The reception desk was getting a last bright coat of yellow paint.β€’ I worked reception desk and switchboard.the news/sports deskβ€’ That evening, Scott took his place at the news desk and ran an eye over his script.β€’ I filed reports around midnight to catch the sports desk the following morning.β€’ This can cause problems on the news desk and does not create a very good impression.β€’ When he was taken ill, I ran the news desk.β€’ But try telling that to the news desk.β€’ I told the news desk they should send some one else, one of the junior reporters.
From Longman Business Dictionarydeskdesk /desk/ noun [countable]1OFFICEa piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to write and workMy father has worked behind a desk for over forty-two years.2TRAVELa place where you can get information in a hotel, airport etcYou may enquire at the information desk about tour times for the King’s Palace.the hotel’s front desk β†’ see also City desk, help desk, trading desk
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