Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

disk

play
noun, often attributive \ˈdisk\

Definition of disk

  1. 1 a :  the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body <the solar disk> b archaic :  discus

  2. 2 :  any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures; especially :  intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk

  3. 3 :  the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers

  4. 4 :  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

  5. 5 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

disklike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective


Illustration of disk

Variants of disk

or

disc

Origin and Etymology of disk

Latin discus — more at dish


First Known Use: 1664


2

disk

verb

Definition of disk

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



Circa 1884

First Known Use of disk

circa 1884

Variants of disk

or

disc

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

Rhymes with disk

bisque, brisk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk



DISK Defined for Kids

disk

play
noun \ˈdisk\

Definition of disk for Students

  1. 1 :  something that is or appears to be flat and round

  2. 2 usually disc :  cd

  3. 3 :  a round, thin, flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored

  4. 4 usually disc :  a phonograph record

disklike

\-ˌlīk\ adjective


Variants of disk

or

disc

\ˈdisk\

Medical Dictionary

disk

noun

Medical Definition of disk

  1. :  any of various rounded or flattened anatomical structures: asa:  a mammalian blood cellb:  blind spotc:  intervertebral disk—see slipped disk



Variants of disk

or

disc

\ˈdisk\play

Learn More about disk


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up disk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an experienced reliable worker

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ