- 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.
verb (used with object), ta·bled, ta·bling.
- 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.
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Idioms for table
- U.S. postponed.
- British. submitted for consideration.
- as a bribe; secretly:She gave money under the table to get the apartment.
Origin of table
OTHER WORDS FROM tableta·ble·less, adjectiveun·ta·bled, adjective
Words nearby table
Example sentences from the Web for table
If primary producers captured one percent of the incipient solar energy, then those were the chips on the table to get passed around.
We don’t actually come together at the same table until the script is complete.
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.
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
That means any response that could result in physical damage inside North Korea is off the table.
A table creaking under the weight of a Christmas banquet, a classic celebration of binge eating and drinking.
Targeting her upper back, Couple sat cross-legged on a table while she whipped her slave.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Det. 2: (slamming his hand on the table and yelling) You hung her!How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A piece of old carpet was my saddle, and served me likewise for a seat, a table, and various other purposes.Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
The servant followed with the two cases and the bag, and laid them upon the table, then placed himself at the door.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
The voice from the head of the table was one of controlled impatience.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
For the making of the table top see edge-to-edge joint, p. 172.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
The table was placed under a stairway, just room for the four of us.The Greater Love|George T. McCarthy
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
Medical definitions for table
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.