Definitions for DISKdɪsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

diskdɪsk(n.)

  1. any thin, flat, circular plate or object.

  2. any surface that is flat and round, or seemingly so:

    the disk of the sun.

  3. Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

    Ref: disc (def. 1).

  4. any of several types of media for storing electronic data consisting of thin round plates of plastic or metal:

    floppy disk; hard disk.

    Category: Computers

  5. Bot., Zool. any of various roundish, flat structures or parts.

    Category: Botany, Zoology

  6. Category: Anatomy

    Ref: intervertebral disk.

  7. the central part of the flower head in composite plants, as the yellow center of the daisy.

    Category: Botany

  8. any of the circular steel blades of a disk harrow.

  9. Archaic.

    Ref: discus .

  10. (v.t.)to cultivate (soil) with a disk harrow.

    Ref: Also, disc (for defs. 1, 2, 4–8, 10 ).

Origin of disk:

1655–65; < L discusdiscus ; cf. dish

disk′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disk, disc, saucer(noun)

    something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

    "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"

  2. disk, disc(noun)

    a flat circular plate

  3. phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platter(noun)

    sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove

  4. magnetic disk, magnetic disc, disk, disc(verb)

    (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored

  5. harrow, disk(verb)

    draw a harrow over (land)

Wiktionary

  1. disk(Noun)

    A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object.

    A coin is a disk of metal.

  2. disk(Noun)

    Something resembling a disk.

    Venus' disk cut off light from the Sun.

  3. disk(Noun)

    A vinyl phonograph/gramophone record.

    Turn the disk over, after it has finished.

  4. disk(Noun)

    A floppy disk - removable magnetic medium or a hard disk - fixed, persistent digital storage.

    He still uses floppy disks from 1979.

  5. disk(Noun)

    A disc - either a CD-ROM, an audio CD, a DVD or similar removable storage medium.

    She burned some disks yesterday to back up her computer.

  6. disk(Noun)

    A harrow.

  7. disk(Noun)

    A ring- or cup-shaped enlargement of the flower receptacle or ovary that bears nectar or, less commonly, the stamens.

  8. disk(Verb)

    to harrow

  9. Origin: From δίσκος, from δικείν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disk(noun)

    a discus; a quoit

  2. Disk(noun)

    a flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper

  3. Disk(noun)

    the circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens

  4. Disk(noun)

    a circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc

  5. Disk(noun)

    the whole surface of a leaf

  6. Disk(noun)

    the central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower

  7. Disk(noun)

    a part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil

  8. Disk(noun)

    the anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones

  9. Disk(noun)

    the lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk

  10. Disk(noun)

    in owls, the space around the eyes

Freebase

  1. Disk

    In geometry, a disk is the region in a plane bounded by a circle. A disk is said to be closed or open according to whether or not it contains the circle that constitutes its boundary. In Cartesian coordinates, the open disk of center and radius R is given by the formula while the closed disk of the same center and radius is given by The area of a closed or open disk of radius R is πR². The ball is the disk generalised to metric spaces. In context, the term ball may be used instead of disk. In theoretical physics a disk is a rigid body which is capable of participating in collisions in a two-dimensional gas. Usually the disk is considered rigid so that collisions are deemed elastic.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DISK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3727

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DISK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3240

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DISK' in Nouns Frequency: #1274


Translations for DISK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

disk(noun)

a flat, thin, circular object

From the earth, the full moon looks like a silver disc.

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