noun, plural dis·cus·es, dis·ci [dis-ahy] /ˈdɪs aɪ/.
- a circular disk more than 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter and 2.2 pounds (1 kg) in weight, usually wooden with a metal rim and thicker in the center than at the edge, for throwing for distance in athletic competition.
- the sport of throwing this disk for distance.
noun plural discuses or disci (ˈdɪskaɪ)
- (originally) a circular stone or plate used in throwing competitions by the ancient Greeks
- a similar disc-shaped object with a heavy middle thrown by athletes
- (as modifier)a discus thrower
- the discus the event or sport of throwing the discus
- a South American cichlid fish, Symphysodon discus, that has a compressed coloured body and is a popular aquarium fish
1650s, from Latin discus “discus, disk,” from Greek diskos “disk, quoit, platter.”
n. pl. dis•ci (dĭs′kī′, dĭs′ī′)
- A flat circular surface; a disk.