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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dining table

counter, buffet, bench, stand, desk, bar, board, wagon, sideboard, console, lectern, bureau, sink, pulpit, slab, dresser

Examples from the Web for dining table

Historical Examples of dining table

  • He threw the paper from him in sudden exultation, and danced in to the dining-table.

    A Son of the City

    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.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand

  • She was sitting beside the dining-table, balancing a pencil on her finger as she spoke.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand

  • The speaker was seated on one side of the dining-table and Mr. Haze on the other.

    A Laodicean

    Thomas Hardy