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)

Examples of end table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wicker basket has a spacious interior with a flat-top lid that can be used as an end table in a pinch. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 The Best Labor Day Furniture Sales 2023 Amazon Need an end table to match your new couch? Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 24 Aug. 2023 Think of end tables or painting furniture or a planter outside. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 16 Aug. 2023 Tiny houseplants look adorable on end tables and nightstands, but as plant lovers know those fill up quickly. House Beautiful, 18 July 2023 Todor Tsvetkov, Lila Delman/Compass A golfer figurine sits on an end table at the late Glenna Collett-Vare's home. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2023 The end table has two USB ports and two three-prong outlets, so up to four devices can recharge simultaneously. Rachel Simon, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 Family pictures going back to Madonna’s childhood are on a glass end table, and sheet music from Mercy’s lessons sits on the piano in the corner. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 27 July 2023 Plus, there’s no wood required, just a propane tank that conveniently fits in the end table for safe storage. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of end table was in 1851

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“End table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20table. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

end table

: a small table used beside a sofa or chair
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