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Definitions of disk

  1. a thin flat circular plate
  2. ( computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
  3. sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves
  4. draw a harrow over ( land)
  5. A discus; a quoit.
  6. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper.
  7. The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens.
  8. A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc.
  9. The whole surface of a leaf.
  10. The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower.
  11. A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil.
  12. The anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones.
  13. The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk.
  14. In owls, the space around the eyes.
  15. A flat circular plate, or anything resembling it. Also, disc.
  16. Same as DISC.
  17. A round plate; face of a celestial body.
  18. Any plane or surface that is flat and round.
  19. A circular piece of anything flat; the face of the sun, moon, & c., as they appear to the eye; the whole surface of a leaf.
  20. See disc.
  21. The face of a heavenly body as it appears to us- as the sun, moon, & c.; a piece of stone or metal inclining to an oval figure; in bot., a fleshy expansion between the stamens and pistil which occurs in some flowers; that part of the limb of a leaf which is included within the margin.
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Usage examples for disk

  1. 1684, a friction disk, the female half of which is fast upon the spindle that drives bevel gear a in Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. He turned his disk upon her for a moment. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  3. Disk the land again as early as possible in the spring and stir the soil deeply and carefully after every rain. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  4. Here and there in the eastern sky tiny points trembled elusively, and a molten crescent followed him along the housetops, its pale disk growing each instant brighter. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  5. Beverley clutched the disk as soon as he saw it gleam in the star- light. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  6. The bright disk of flame shone clear and steady across the quiet ocean, seeming to say, Let your light so shine! – Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  7. His symbol was the solar disk, supported by two rings. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  8. Always disk the land in early spring, to prevent evaporation. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  9. The blue disk attains the zenith, and is beginning its descent toward the West, when the East lights up with the flames of a scarlet sun, which in its turn ascends the heights of the firmament. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  10. Capture all of it to disk. – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  11. Then the great fiery red disk of the sun rose slowly out of the water! – The Cave Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  12. He withdrew quite a disk of silver watch, reading it carefully. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  13. She pressed a disk about as large as a half- dollar into Val's palm. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  14. I looked up from the disk, feeling Correy's eyes upon me. – The Terror from the Depths by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  15. He drew himself together, and his eye gleamed with new lustre as he fixed it steadily upon the dazzling disk just touching the horizon. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  16. And what happened when you were floating before the Disk? – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
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