Definition of Disk in English :

Define Disk in English

Disk meaning in English

Meaning of Disk in English

Pronunciation of Disk in English

Disk pronunciation in English

Pronounce Disk in English


see synonyms of disk


1. disc, disk, saucer

something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

Example Sentences:
'the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky'

2. disc, disk

a flat circular plate

3. disc, disk, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter, record

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. disc, disk, magnetic disc, magnetic disk

(computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored


5. disk, harrow

draw a harrow over (land)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of disk
1.  a variant spelling (esp US and Canadian) of disc
2. Also called: magnetic disk, hard disk computing
a direct-access storage device consisting of a stack of plates coated with a magnetic layer, the whole assembly rotating rapidly as a single unit. Each surface has a read-write head that can move radially to read or write data on concentric tracks
Compare drum (sense 9), See also floppy disk

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see synonyms of disk
a thin, flat, circular thing of any material
anything like this in form
the moon's disk
any of the sharp, circular blades of a disk harrow
4.  Anatomy
a layer of fibrous connective tissue with small masses of cartilage among the fibers, occurring between adjacent vertebrae
5.  Botany
disk flower
a circular nectary around the center of some flowers
a thin, flat, circular plate coated with ferromagnetic particles, on which computer data can be stored
8.  Obsolete

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of disk
1. A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
2. Something resembling such an object: The moon's disk was reflected in the pond.
a. The disk used in a disc brake.
b. A disk used on a disk harrow.
4. A round, flattened structure in a plant or animal, such as an intervertebral disk.
5. Botany The central area bearing numerous disk flowers in the flower head of a composite plant such as a daisy.
6. Computers
a. An optical disc, especially a compact disc.
b. A magnetic disk, such as a floppy disk or hard disk.
c. The data stored on such objects.
7. A phonograph record.
8. A circular grid in a phototypesetting machine.
tr.v. disked, disk·ing, disks also disced or disc·ing or discs
1. To work (soil) with a disk harrow.
2. To make (a recording) on a phonograph record.

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