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Definition of desk:

  1. A reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also ( esp. in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for the clerical profession.
  2. A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath.
  3. To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.

Synonyms:

lectern, jurisdiction, box, ledge, pedestal, frame, section, furniture, department, secretary, writing desk, case.

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