Meaning of DISK in English


— disklike , adj.

/disk/ , 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. disc (def. 1).

4. Computers. any of several types of media consisting of thin, round plates of plastic or metal, used for external storage: magnetic disk; floppy disk; optical disk.

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

6. See intervertebral disk .

7. Bot. (in the daisy and other composite plants) the central portion of the flower head, composed of tubular florets.

8. any of the circular steel blades that form the working part of a disk harrow.

9. Math. the domain bounded by a circle.

10. Archaic. discus.


11. Informal. disc (def. 3).

12. to cultivate (soil) with a disk harrow.

Also, disc (for defs. 1, 2, 4-9, 12).

[ 1655-65; discus DISCUS; cf. DISH ]

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