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disk

noun \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

disk·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective


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Variants of disk

or disc play \ˈdisk\

Origin of disk

Latin discus — more at dish


First Known Use: 1664

Rhymes with disk


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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


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


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