from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports A disk, typically wooden or plastic with a metal rim, that is thrown for distance in athletic competitions.
- n. Sports A track-and-field event in which a discus is thrown.
- n. A small, brilliantly colored South American freshwater fish (Symphysodon discus) that has a disk-shaped body and is popular in home aquariums.
- n. Something resembling a flat circular plate; a disk.
- n. Botany See disk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A round plate-like object that is thrown for sport.
- n. The athletics sport of discus throwing.
- n. A discus fish.
- n. A chakram.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill.
- n. The exercise with the discus.
- n. A disk. See Disk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical antiquity, a circular piece of stone or plate of metal, about 12 inches in diameter, pitched from a fixed point to the greatest possible distance, as a gymnastic exercise and as an athletic contest.
- n. In anatomy, physical, zoology, and botany, a disk of any kind.
- n. [capitalized] In zoöl.: A genus of mollusks, A genus of acalephs.
- n. A genus of scombroid fishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disk used in throwing competitions
- n. an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
Latin; see disk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1656. From Latin discus, from Ancient Greek δίσκος (diskos, "disk, quoit, platter"). (Wiktionary)