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Definitions for DISCUS
ˈdɪs kəs; ˈdɪs aɪdis·cus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discusnoun

    an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible

  2. discus, saucernoun

    a disk used in throwing competitions


  1. discusnoun

    A round plate-like object that is thrown for sport.

  2. discusnoun

    The athletics sport of discus throwing.

  3. discusnoun

    A discus fish.

  4. discusnoun

    A chakram.

  5. Etymology: 1656. From discus, from δίσκος. ('disk, quoit, platter')

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DISCUSnoun

    A quoit; a heavy piece of iron thrown in the ancient sports.

    Etymology: Latin.

    From Elatreus’ strong arm the discus flies,
    And sings with unmatch’d force along the skies. Alexander Pope, Odys.


  1. discus

    The discus throw (pronunciation), also known as disc throw, is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors. It is an ancient sport, as demonstrated by the fifth-century-BC Myron statue Discobolus. Although not part of the current pentathlon, it was one of the events of the ancient Greek pentathlon, which can be dated back to at least 708 BC, and it is part of the modern decathlon.


  1. discus

    The discus is a heavy, disk-shaped object that athletes throw as far as possible in a particular sport known as discus throw, which is part of track and field competitions. Alternatively, discus can also refer to a genus of popular, brightly colored, and disk-shaped tropical fish found in the Amazon River Basin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discusnoun

    a quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill

  2. Discusnoun

    the exercise with the discus

  3. Discusnoun

    a disk. See Disk

  4. Etymology: [L. See Disk.]



    DISCUS, or distributed source coding using syndromes, is a method for distributed source coding. It is a compression algorithm used to compress correlated data sources. The method is designed to achieve the Slepian–Wolf bound by using channel codes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discus

    dis′kus, n. a quoit, disc. [L.,—Gr. diskos.]


  1. Discus

    a disc; a somewhat flat circular part or area.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DISCUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DISCUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of DISCUS in a Sentence

  1. Sergei Litvinov:

    The situation has grown over time. We had athletes before who were ready to talk a lot about doping, like the discus thrower Darya Pishchalnikova.

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