side table

  1. a table intended to be placed against a wall.

Origin of side table

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Words Nearby side table Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use side table in a sentence

  • On a side table in his office kept a chess set made from toilet paper and tooth paste, a gift from the inmates on Death Row.

    They Murdered My Friend | Sandra McElwaine | November 17, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Regaining his self-possession by a visible effort, he crossed to a small side-table upon which the instrument rested.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • Words and manner were too pointed, and Mr. Carr hastily stacked the books, and carried them to a side-table.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • These should all be served at a side-table, each guest selecting his own, to be handed by the servants.

  • The pastry and puddings come next in order, and these, too, are better served from a side table.

  • On the side-table there was a large dish of dry farinha, which the elder part of the family called for and used instead of bread.