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Definition of "table" []

  • An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface. (noun)
  • The objects laid out for a meal on this article of furniture. (noun)
  • The food and drink served at meals; fare: kept an excellent table. (noun)
  • The company of people assembled around a table, as for a meal. (noun)
  • Games A piece of furniture serving as a playing surface, as for faro, roulette, or dice. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A flat horizontal slab or board, usually supported by one or more legs, on which objects may be placed (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Such a slab or board on which food is served (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Food as served in a particular household or restaurant (noun)
  • Such a piece of furniture specially designed for any of various purposes (noun)
  • A company of persons assembled for a meal, game, etc (noun)
  • Any flat or level area, such as a plateau (noun)
  • A rectangular panel set below or above the face of a wall (noun)
  • An upper horizontal facet of a cut gem (noun)
  • The sounding board of a violin, guitar, or similar stringed instrument (noun)
  • An arrangement of words, numbers, or signs, usually in parallel columns, to display data or relations (noun)
  • A tablet on which laws were inscribed by the ancient Romans, the Hebrews, etc (noun)
  • An area of the palm's surface bounded by four lines (noun)
  • A slab of smooth metal on which ink is rolled to its proper consistency (noun)
  • Either of the two bony plates that form the inner and outer parts of the flat bones of the cranium (noun)
  • Any thin flat plate, esp of bone (noun)
  • To place on a table (verb)
  • To submit (a bill, etc) for consideration by a legislative body (verb)
  • To suspend discussion of (a bill, etc) indefinitely or for some time (verb)
  • To enter in or form into a list; tabulate (verb)

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Use "table" in a sentence
  • "The trouble with the peace table is that the Allies want it _à la carte_, and Wilson wants it American plan -- _table d'hôte_."
  • "DAN _sits on the left of the table, where "East Lynne" is open on the table_."
  • "DELIA (_at table and leaning across, with hands on table_)."