- 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.
- U.S. postponed.
- British. submitted for consideration.
- as a bribe; secretly: She gave money under the table to get the apartment.
Origin of table
Related formsta·ble·less, adjectiveun·ta·bled, adjective
Examples from the Web for table
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
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
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 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 Formstableful, nountableless, adjective
Word Origin for table
Medicine 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.