- a course or band, especially of masonry, having a distinctive form or position.
- a distinctively treated surface on a wall.
- the tablets on which certain collections of laws were anciently inscribed: the tables of the Decalogue.
- the laws themselves.
- the upper horizontal surface of a faceted gem.
- a gem with such a surface.
- Chiefly U.S. to lay aside (a proposal, resolution, etc.) for future discussion, usually with a view to postponing or shelving the matter indefinitely.
- British. to present (a proposal, resolution, etc.) for discussion.
Idioms about table
- U.S. postponed.
- British. submitted for consideration.
Origin of table
OTHER WORDS FROM tableta·ble·less, adjectiveun·ta·bled, adjective
Words nearby table
How to use table in a sentence
If primary producers captured one percent of the incipient solar energy, then those were the chips on the table to get passed around.Dawn of the Heliocene - Issue 90: Something Green|Summer Praetorius|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
We don’t actually come together at the same table until the script is complete.‘Antebellum’ explores truths of our ugly past|Brian T. Carney|September 16, 2020|Washington Blade
Net-neutrality advocates took that as a victory, but it is only now that the CJEU has confirmed that zero rating is off the table.The EU’s top court just closed a major loophole in Europe’s net-neutrality rules|David Meyer|September 15, 2020|Fortune
I think we have a resolution that will allow us to process next week and put protein on America’s table.Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
Our tables ended up being next to each other’s, so we kept talking.Making Poly Less of a Pain in the Ass|Eugene Robinson|September 14, 2020|Ozy
He gets up and goes over to their table and introduces himself, and he says, ‘Hello, I’m Oliver Reed.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Joel Osteen wants to talk about muting your cell phone at the dinner table.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters|James Poulos|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A sepia photo shows him as a young boy, head in his hands, with a large book open at a bar table.The Bars That Made America Great|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That means any response that could result in physical damage inside North Korea is off the table.Cyberwar on North Korea Could Be Illegal|Shane Harris|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A table creaking under the weight of a Christmas banquet, a classic celebration of binge eating and drinking.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas|Clive Irving|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
Miss Smith immediately rises from the table, puts up her dear little mouth to her papa to be kissed.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
He sighed as he laid the papers on the table; for he thought the task would be a harder one than even his own immolation.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for table
- such a slab or board on which food is servedwe were six at table
- (as modifier)table linen
- (in combination)a tablecloth
- a company of persons assembled for a meal, game, etc
- (as modifier)table talk
- an arrangement of words, numbers, or signs, usually in parallel columns, to display data or relationsa table of contents
- See multiplication table
- either of the two bony plates that form the inner and outer parts of the flat bones of the cranium
- any thin flat plate, esp of bone
Derived forms of tabletableful, nountableless, adjective
Word Origin for table
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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.