end table


Definition of end table 

: a small table usually about the height of the arm of a chair that is used beside a larger piece of furniture (such as a sofa)

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In one clip, a phone camera pans around the deck of the yacht, which passes the Statue of Liberty while Gomez — in a blue and white bikini — sets a book down on an end table. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "Selena Gomez Is All Smiles on N.Y.C. Boat Cruise with Friends Following Ex Justin Bieber's Engagement," 8 July 2018 In the move, Deb kept furniture belonging to Fred’s family, including a library table, two end tables, a small desk, and a dentist cabinet that Fred’s father, a woodworker, filled with tools. Sally A. Downey, Philly.com, "Poconos weekend retreat becomes year-round home," 12 June 2018 Cordell spindle bed, $2,642, Camphor tapered end table, $792, Dabney arm chair, ED Ellen DeGeneres for Thomasville. Catherine Hong, ELLE Decor, "Ellen Degeneres Expands Her Home Brand Line With Stunning New Collections," 6 Mar. 2017 The sun is streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows, which light up the ornate end tables and trail of bust sculptures. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Princess Eugenie's Instagram of Her Dad Reveals Something It's Not Supposed To," 13 June 2018 Jonathan Adler’s gray Malachite wallpaper leans more lilac than slate, which better suits the plum comforter, while the golden outlines give a slight nod to the rug, end tables, and fab chandelier. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Adorable Kids’ Wallpaper Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 But Cassini will not light up his end table contraption for much longer. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Farewell to the Greatest Space Mission of Our Time," 11 Sep. 2017 Ammons covered an end table with a white sheet, then placed a white candle and statue of Mary, Joseph and Jesus on it. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star, "The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons," 25 Jan. 2014 In the rooms, guests have clearly visible phone chargers along the wall, a departure from past layouts that sometimes buried them under beds and end tables. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Upgrades at Holiday Inn a matter of keeping up with industry," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of end table

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of end table was in 1851

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English Language Learners Definition of end table

: a small table next to a sofa or chair

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