Definition of Table in English :

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Table meaning in English

Meaning of Table in English

Pronunciation of Table in English

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1. table, tabular array

a set of data arranged in rows and columns

Example Sentences:
'see table 1'

2. table

a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

Example Sentences:
'it was a sturdy table'

3. table

a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it

Example Sentences:
'I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant'

4. mesa, table

flat tableland with steep edges

Example Sentences:
'the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water'

5. table

a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game

Example Sentences:
'he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks'

6. board, table

food or meals in general

Example Sentences:
'she sets a fine table'
'room and board'


7. defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table

hold back to a later time

Example Sentences:
'let's postpone the exam'

8. table, tabularise, tabularize, tabulate

arrange or enter in tabular form

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of table
a flat horizontal slab or board, usually supported by one or more legs, on which objects may be placed
▶ Related adjective: mensal
such a slab or board on which food is served
we were six at table
(as modifier)
table linen
(in combination)
a tablecloth
food as served in a particular household or restaurant
a good table
such a piece of furniture specially designed for any of various purposes
a backgammon table
bird table
a company of persons assembled for a meal, game, etc
(as modifier)
table talk
any flat or level area, such as a plateau
a rectangular panel set below or above the face of a wall
8. architecture another name for cordon (sense 4)
an upper horizontal facet of a cut gem
10. music
the sounding board of a violin, guitar, or similar stringed instrument
an arrangement of words, numbers, or signs, usually in parallel columns, to display data or relations
a table of contents
b.  multiplication table
a tablet on which laws were inscribed by the ancient Romans, the Hebrews, etc
13. palmistry
an area of the palm's surface bounded by four lines
14. printing
a slab of smooth metal on which ink is rolled to its proper consistency
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
16.  on the table
17.  turn the tables on someone
18.  under the table
verb (transitive)
to place on a table
20. British
to submit (a bill, etc) for consideration by a legislative body
21. US
to suspend discussion of (a bill, etc) indefinitely or for some time
to enter in or form into a list; tabulate

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see synonyms of table
1.  Obsolete
a thin, flat tablet or slab of metal, stone, or wood, used for inscriptions
a piece of furniture consisting of a flat, horizontal top usually set on legs
such a table set with food for a meal
food served at table; feasting as entertainment
the people seated at a table to eat, talk, etc.
a meeting at which issues are discussed, negotiations are conducted, etc.
they brought fresh offers to the table
any of various large, flat-topped pieces of furniture or equipment used for games, as a working surface, etc.
pool table, examining table
a compact, systematic list of details, contents, etc.
a compact arrangement of related facts, figures, values, etc. in orderly sequence, and usually in rows and columns, for convenience of reference
the multiplication table
the flat upper surface of certain styles of faceted gems
7.  Anatomy
the hard inner or outer layer of the bony tissue of the skull
8.  Architecture
any horizontal, projecting piece, as a molding or cornice; stringcourse
a plain or decorated rectangular piece set into or raised on a wall; panel
9.  Backgammon
either of the two folding leaves of a backgammon board
of, for, or on a table
fit for serving at table
table salt
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtabled or ˈtabling
12.  Obsolete
to make a list or compact arrangement of; tabulate
to put on a table
14.  US
to postpone indefinitely the discussion or consideration of (a legislative bill, motion, etc.)
15.  British
to submit for discussion or consideration

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of table
1. A piece of furniture usually supported by one or more legs and having a flat top surface on which objects can be placed: a dinner table; a poker table.
a. The objects laid out for a meal on this article of furniture.
b. The food and drink served at meals; fare: kept an excellent table.
c. The company of people assembled around a table, as for a meal.
3. Games
a. Either of the leaves of a backgammon board.
b. tables Obsolete The game of backgammon.
4. A plateau or tableland.
a. A flat facet cut across the top of a precious stone.
b. A stone or gem cut in this fashion.
6. Music
a. The front part of the body of a stringed instrument.
b. The sounding board of a harp.
7. Architecture A raised horizontal surface or continuous band on an exterior wall; a stringcourse.
8. A part of the human palm framed by four lines, analyzed in palmistry.
9. An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
10. An abbreviated list, as of contents; a synopsis.
11. An engraved slab or tablet bearing an inscription or device.
12. Anatomy The inner or outer flat layer of bones of the skull separated by the diploe.
13. tables A system of laws or decrees; a code: the tables of Moses.
tr.v. ta·bled, ta·bling, ta·bles
1. To put or place on a table.
2. To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
3. To enter in a list or table; tabulate.

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