noun, often attributive \ˈdisk\

Definition of DISK

a :  the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body <the solar disk>
b archaic :  discus
:  any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures; especially :  intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk
:  the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers
:  a thin circular object: as
a usually disc :  a phonograph record
b :  a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored
c usually disc :  optical disk: as
(1) :  videodisc (2) :  cd
usually disc :  one of the concave circular steel tools with sharpened edge making up the working part of a disc harrow or plow; also :  an implement employing such tools
disk·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Variants of DISK

disk or disc \ˈdisk\

Illustration of DISK

Origin of DISK

Latin discus — more at dish
First Known Use: 1664

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with DISK



Definition of DISK

transitive verb
:  to cultivate with an implement (as a harrow or plow) that turns and loosens the soil with a series of discs

Variants of DISK

disk or disc

First Known Use of DISK

circa 1884

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall


noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISK

: any of various rounded or flattened anatomical structures: as a : a mammalian blood cell b : blind spot c : intervertebral disk—see slipped disk

Variants of DISK

disk or disc \ˈdisk\


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