What does DISK mean?

Definitions for DISKdɪsk

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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)


  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

  11. Origin: [L. discus, Gr. di`skos. See Dish.]


  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.

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  1. DISK

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DISK in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DISK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    Who's General Failure and why's he reading my disk

  2. Unknown:

    I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere.

  3. Anonymous:

    Scandisk is now checking your hard disk. You can start praying.

  4. Lam Wing-kee:

    I could have changed trains and gone directly to Lowu to give them the hard disk, once I crossed the border I'd have no chance. But I could still decide whether to go public.

  5. Faii Ong:

    That's exactly what we're doing with the glove, except that we are hiking it up. We're spinning the disk faster than a jet turbine, at about 20,000 rpm and we are coupling that directly to the hand.

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