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dining table

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As for the dining table, it was dark, old-fashioned walnut, as were the chairs.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This last may be served at the dining table, or later in the drawing-room by the hostess.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • Somebody was thoughtful; there was a high chair at the dining table.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Amschel Mayer was already seated at the officer's dining table.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • It was nine o'clock, and the maids had cleared the dining table.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • He approached the dining table, regarding Joanna with timidity and caution.

    My Father, the Cat Henry Slesar
  • To my amazement, the detective devoted his scrutiny to the dining table.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells

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