reception desk
The place in public and company buildings where a receptionist presides, typically located in the front entrance of a building just inside the door. At a reception desk you may ask how to gain access to different parts of the building.

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  • reception desk — 1. a desk at which a receptionist works, as in an office. 2. a counter, as at a hotel, at which guests are registered. Also called front desk. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • reception desk — noun a counter (as in a hotel) where guests are received • Hypernyms: ↑counter * * * 1. a desk at which a receptionist works, as in an office. 2. a counter, as at a hotel, at which guests are registered. Also called front desk. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • reception desk — check in, guest registration desk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reception — re‧cep‧tion [rɪˈsepʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] the desk or office where visitors who arrive in a hotel or large organization go first: • Please leave your key at the reception desk. 2. [uncountable] the area around or in front of a reception desk… …   Financial and business terms

  • desk — /desk/, n. 1. an article of furniture having a broad, usually level, writing surface, as well as drawers or compartments for papers, writing materials, etc. 2. a frame for supporting a book from which the service is read in a church. 3. a pulpit …   Universalium

  • desk — W2S2 [desk] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: desca, from Latin discus dish, disk ] 1.) a piece of furniture like a table, usually with drawers in it, that you sit at to write and work ▪ Marie was sitting at her desk. 2.) a place… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • desk clerk — desk ,clerk noun count AMERICAN someone who works at the RECEPTION desk of a hotel: RECEPTIONIST …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reception — re|cep|tion W3 [rıˈsepʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(welcome/reaction)¦ 2¦(hotel/office)¦ 3¦(party)¦ 4¦(signals)¦ 5¦(football)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin receptio, from recipere; RECEIVE] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reception — [[t]rɪse̱pʃ(ə)n[/t]] receptions 1) N SING: the N, oft N n, also at N The reception in a hotel is the desk or office that books rooms for people and answers their questions. [mainly BRIT] Have him bring a car round to the reception... ...the hotel …   English dictionary

  • desk — noun 1 type of table ADJECTIVE ▪ big, huge, large, massive ▪ executive ▪ small ▪ leather topped …   Collocations dictionary

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