Definition of desk diary in English:

desk diary


  • A large diary designed for use in an office.

    • ‘And here is a magnificent desk diary in black leather with gilt edging.’
    • ‘This beautifully produced desk diary features images from Vertigo's distinguished decade of producing cutting edge comics.’
    • ‘You need to set up bring forward systems and to use desk diaries which, if used in conjunction with a filing system, provide a foolproof method for storing information, chasing up work and as an aide-mémoire.’
    • ‘It is intended that, when the broadband service is introduced, a centralised computer booking system will be operational but until that time staff at all libraries will maintain a booking record using a desk diary.’
    • ‘I did force myself to part with tax records from 1992 to 1994, though I couldn't resist keeping my desk diaries from those years, if only to make things easier for my biographers.’