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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)

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.

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_)."