noun (plural discuses)
- 1A heavy thick-centred disc thrown by an athlete, in ancient Greek games or in modern field events.More example sentences
- As far as performance goes, athletes are throwing the discus more than two times farther than the Greeks did, but records aren't falling as steadily as they used to.
- Now allegedly just as the discus left the athlete's hand, a sort of gale arose and blew it many more metres than was expected.
- Their goal was to empower them to run faster, jump higher, throw the discus and javelin farther, lift heavier weights, and excel in all power events.
- 2A small colourful South American freshwater fish with a rounded laterally compressed body, native to South America and popular in aquariums.
More example sentences
- Genus Symphysodon, family Cichlidae: several species
- Freshwater angelfish have extended dorsal and anal fins and discus fishes, have compressed, disc-like bodies.
- Don't place your discus aquarium near a door as all the movement will cause them stress.
- It has been said that the male discus fish will tend to have a less intense color and more pattern while the female tends to be more colorful but with lesser pattern.
via Latin from Greek diskos.
More definitions of discusDefinition of discus in:
- The US English dictionary