dinner table


Origin of dinner table

First recorded in 1800–10
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Related Words for dinner table

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

Examples from the Web for dinner table

Contemporary Examples of dinner table

  • Much of the nation has been caught up in a tempest that resembled one of the dinner-table scenes in August: Osage County.

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    Jian Ghomeshi’s Very Canadian Sex Scandal

    Shinan Govani

    October 29, 2014

  • Trying to guess the outlines of Plan B has become something of a dinner-table pastime for the Lebanese chattering classes.

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    Curtains for Hezbollah?

    Jamie Dettmer

    April 11, 2013

Historical Examples of dinner table

  • Sitting at their dinner-table, they could hear the cry of one of the children in pain.

  • And past the dinner-table, now smoking and ready, he slithered out of the house.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • What in heaven's name was he doing at Audrey Craven's dinner-table?

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • If he was great at the dinner-table, he was greater in the drawing-room.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • What, for instance, is the cost of the bouquet on your dinner-table?