table

[ tey-buh l ]
/ ˈteɪ bəl /
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noun

verb (used with object), ta·bled, ta·bling.

adjective

of, relating to, or for use on a table: a table lamp.
suitable for serving at a table or for eating or drinking: table grapes.

Idioms

Origin of table

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English tabule, variant of tabula < Latin: plank, tablet; (v.) late Middle English: to record on a table, entertain at table, derivative of the noun
Related formsta·ble·less, adjectiveun·ta·bled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for on the table

table

/ (ˈteɪbəl) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formstableful, nountableless, adjective

Word Origin for table

C12: via Old French from Latin tabula a writing tablet
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Medicine definitions for on the table

table

[ tābəl ]

n.

An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface.
An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
An abbreviated list, as of contents; a synopsis.
The inner or outer flat layer of bones of the skull separated by the diploe.
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Idioms and Phrases with on the table (1 of 2)

on the table


1

Up for discussion, as in There are two new proposals on the table. [Mid-1600s]

2

Postponed or put aside for later consideration, as in When they adjourned, three items were put on the table until the next meeting. [First half of 1700s] The table in both idioms is a figurative conference table. Also see lay one's cards on the table.

Idioms and Phrases with on the table (2 of 2)

table


see clear out (the table); lay one's cards on the table; on the table; set the table; turn the tables; under the table; wait at table.

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