Origin of round-table
Definition for round-table (2 of 2)
- the table, made round to avoid quarrels as to precedence, about which King Arthur and his knights sat.
- King Arthur and his knights.
Origin of round table
Examples from the Web for round-table
But yes, I'd like to 'round-table' that, as Ed Meese would say.
In the summer he hosts a round-table talk show on WLIU FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Southhampton, NY.
I was thinking of our round-table argument when the proposition was considered.The Mercenaries|Henry Beam Piper
It was to be a general sacrifice, a round-table of magnanimity.From the Easy Chair, vol. 1|George William Curtis
For he who can call but one soul on earth his friend is blessed, and sits at the round-table of the gods.Goethe and Schiller|L. Mhlbach
We have talks on subjects of general interest and Round-Table conversations.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
Bring written questions, words, anything and everything for our Round-Table that will prove of interest.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
British Dictionary definitions for round-table (1 of 2)
- a meeting of parties or people on equal terms for discussion
- (as modifier)a round-table conference
British Dictionary definitions for round-table (2 of 2)
noun the Round Table
Word Origin and History for round-table
also roundtable, 1826 in reference to a gathering of persons in which all are accorded equal status (there being no head of a round table.) King Arthur's Round Table is attested from c.1300, translating Old French table ronde (1155, in Wace's Roman de Brut).