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.
- A piece of furniture typically having a flat or sloping top for writing and often drawers or compartments.
- A table, counter, or booth at which specified services or functions are performed: an information desk; a reception desk.
- A department of a large organization in charge of a specified operation: a newspaper's city desk.
- A lectern.
- A music stand in an orchestra.