disk

noun, often attributive
\ ˈdisk \
variants: or

Definition of disk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body the solar disk
b archaic : discus
2 : any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures especially : intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk
3 : the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers
4 : a thin circular object: such 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: such as
(1) : videodisc
(2) : cd
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

verb
variants: or disc
disked or disced; disking or discing; disks or discs

Definition of disk (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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Noun

disk 3 D

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Other Words from disk

Noun

disklike \ -​ˌlīk \ adjective

Examples of disk in a Sentence

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In the sitting room, wicker disks and mismatched furniture create a surprising variety of materials and textures; where bamboo, robe and cane find harmony with Missoni and Svenstenn textiles. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Vivacious Canadian Lake House With a Joyful Sense of Irreverence," 24 Dec. 2018 Press scraps into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Barn," 19 Nov. 2018 Using your hands, pick up each butter cube and smash it between your palms into a thin, flat disk about ⅛ inch thick and then drop it back into the bowl. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 Shape into 1/2-inch-thick disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cranberry-Pear Pecan Crumb Pie," 24 Oct. 2018 Their pelvic fins have been modified into a sucking disk. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "How scientists captured a stunning, hellish menagerie of half-dissolved creatures," 21 Sep. 2018 Remove dough from processor, shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes From the Golden Age of the Luncheon," 12 Sep. 2018 Press the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 1 day. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Foreign Cinema’s Fruit ‘Pop Tarts’," 17 June 2018 But back in 1977, there was no technology available to put images on analog disks. Cory Zapatka, The Verge, "Decoding images from the Golden Record," 30 Oct. 2018

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Size: Disk up to 0.7 inch (1.7 centimeters) wide; stalk up to 0.3 inch (0.8 centimeter) tall IUCN Red List Status: National Geographic, "8 Real-Life ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and Where to Find Them," 18 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of disk

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disk

Noun

Latin discus — more at dish

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disk

noun
variants: or disc \ ˈdisk \

Kids Definition of disk

1 : something that is or appears to be flat and round
2 usually disc : cd
3 : a round, thin, flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored
4 usually disc : a phonograph record

Other Words from disk

disklike \ -​ˌlīk \ adjective

disk

noun
variants: or disc \ ˈdisk \

Medical Definition of disk

: any of various rounded or flattened anatomical structures: as
a : a mammalian blood cell

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