What does desktop mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desktopnoun

    the top of a desk

  2. background, desktop, screen backgroundnoun

    (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear


  1. desktopnoun

    The top surface of a desk.

  2. desktopnoun

    A desktop computer.

  3. desktopnoun

    The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.

  4. desktopadjective

    Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.

  5. desktopadjective

    Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer.

Editors Contribution

  1. desktop

    The surface of a desk.

    The desktop was clean, neat and tidy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desktop' in Nouns Frequency: #2276

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desktop in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desktop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of desktop in a Sentence

  1. Fiorenzo Omenetto:

    For example, we could print on a latex hospital glove, cover it in silk with these other chemistries, so that when you wear the gloves and touch a contaminated surface it would change color to red, or imagine you have a complex cut -- you just take a picture and send it to the printer and print a special bandage with drug distribution that follows the shape of the wound. And this could be done on a desktop computer, like printing a picture.

  2. Sally Augustin:

    Plants are great from a psychological perspective, you don't want to pack too many into a small space, but it can be great to have a small plant on your desktop, or something a little larger in the corner of your office.

  3. Surojit Chatterjee:

    More than 40 million Indians are coming online every year, and search is an integral part of their online journey, from seasoned desktop shoppers to first-time users with entry-level smartphones, we hope this new shopping experience will make finding what people are looking for just a little bit easier.

  4. Makan Delrahim:

    The government's successful monopolization case against Microsoft may very well have paved the way for companies like Google, Yahoo and Apple to enter with their own desktop and mobile products.

  5. Gian Fulgoni:

    Fairly early on it became clear that desktop e-commerce would likely underperform our expectations while mobile commerce was poised to over perform.

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  • سطح المكتبArabic
  • sobretaula, escriptoriCatalan, Valencian
  • plochaCzech
  • Benutzeroberfläche, Desktop-Computer, Schreibtischfläche, ArbeitsoberflächeGerman
  • επιτραπέζιος υπολογιστής, επιφάνεια εργασίαςGreek
  • labortabloEsperanto
  • escritorio, sobremesaSpanish
  • دسکتاپPersian
  • bureauFrench
  • डेस्कटॉपHindi
  • skjáborð, borðtölvaIcelandic
  • デスクトップ, 机の上, デスクトップコンピューターJapanese
  • 데스크톱, 탁상, 바탕 화면Korean
  • работен простор, работна површинаMacedonian
  • komputer meja, atas mejaMalay
  • bureaublad, desktopDutch
  • desktopNorwegian
  • pulpitPolish
  • столешница, настольный компьютер, рабочий столRussian
  • skrivbordSwedish
  • డెస్క్‌టాప్Telugu
  • masa üstü, masaüstü bilgisayar, masaüstüTurkish
  • 桌面Chinese

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