- 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.
- 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
How to use table in a sentence
The more people who are infected in a community, the higher the likelihood that the everyday workings of a social scene will put one of them at someone’s dinner table, or on the porch at a crowded party.
Your Thanksgiving table probably doesn’t have the same privilege.The CDC’s Thanksgiving warning isn’t really about travel|Sy Mukherjee|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Everyone at the table would like a helping of cranberry sauce, which happens to be in front of you at the moment.
Once you have your mortises cut, you can use a table saw or hand saw to cut your tenons.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY|Courtney Starr|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
In the meantime, here she is trying to get a seat at the kitchen table.As COVID cases spike, all eyes are on this streaming giant|Bernhard Warner|November 13, 2020|Fortune
Material for table cloths; table linen, Diaper for tabling .Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
I was early at work next morning, and did some plane-tabling at Grnanes before breakfast.Across Iceland|William Bisiker
"Large tabling and belly cheer," said Blair, quoting his favourite Elizabethan author.Kathleen|Christopher Morley
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
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.