- a table, especially one seating several persons, where meals are served and eaten, especially the major or more formal meals.
Origin of dining table
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for dining table
He threw the paper from him in sudden exultation, and danced in to the dining-table.A Son of the City</p>
Herman Gastrell Seely
It was the pension Bertolini again, the dining-table with the decanters of water and wine.A Room With A View
E. M. Forster
Beth sat at the dining-table with a book before her, taking no notice.
She was sitting beside the dining-table, balancing a pencil on her finger as she spoke.
The speaker was seated on one side of the dining-table and Mr. Haze on the other.A Laodicean