disc

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French disque, from Latin discus, from Ancient Greek δίσκος (dískos, disk, quoit, platter). Doublet of dais, desk, discus, dish, and disk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dĭsk, IPA(key): /dɪsk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsk

Noun[edit]

disc (plural discs)

  1. A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object.
    A coin is a disc of metal.
  2. (anatomy) An intervertebral disc.
  3. Something resembling a disc.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 300:
      [A] peculiar luminous and sinuous marking appeared on the unillumined half of the inner planet, and almost simultaneously a faint dark mark of a similar sinuous character was detected upon a photograph of the Martian disc.
    Venus's disc cut off light from the Sun.
  4. A vinyl phonograph / gramophone record.
    Turn the disc over, after it has finished.
  5. (botany) The flat surface of an organ, as a leaf, any flat, round growth.
  6. (disc golf, ultimate frisbee) A Frisbee.

Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes at the disk entry.

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Verb[edit]

disc (third-person singular simple present discs, present participle discing, simple past and past participle disced)

  1. (agriculture) To harrow with a disc harrow.
    • 1901 October 11, “Discing Lucerne”, in The Agricultural Journal and Mining Record[1], volume 4, number 16, page 488:
      It is held that discing is as much value to lucerne as cultivation is to corn.
  2. (aviation, of a propeller) To move towards, or operate at, zero blade pitch, orienting the propeller blades face-on to the oncoming airflow and maximising the drag generated by the propeller.
    In the air, the asymmetric drag generated by a discing propeller can result in loss of control of the airplane.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin discus, originally from Ancient Greek δίσκος (dískos, disk, quoit, platter).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

disc m (plural discs or discos)

  1. disc
  2. (computing) disk
  3. (sports) discus

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *disk, from Latin discus, originally from Ancient Greek δίσκος (dískos, disk, quoit, platter).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

disċ m

  1. plate, dish

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: disch, dish, disc
    • English: dish
      • Tok Pisin: dis
    • Scots: dish
    • Yola: dishe

Old Saxon[edit]

Noun[edit]

disc m

  1. Alternative spelling of disk

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French disque, from Latin discus, from Ancient Greek δίσκος (dískos, disk, quoit, platter).

Noun[edit]

disc n (plural discuri)

  1. (technology) disk, disc
  2. (music) disk
  3. (sports) discus
  4. (anatomy) disc

Etymology 2[edit]

From Greek δίσκος (dískos), partly through a Slavic intermediate.

Noun[edit]

disc n (plural discuri)

  1. dish (flat round object), especially one used in church services to collect money
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