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)

Examples of end table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web USA TODAY Stack boxes of tissues on end tables with care, in anticipation of tears that will surely be everywhere. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres surprise dad on 'Greatest Night of Giveaways'," 11 Dec. 2019 On the end table was a photo of her father, his Army uniform ever pressed, his smile ever easy, his eyes ever bright. Greg Borowski, jsonline.com, "The Christmas Boxes: A story about love and loss, mothers and daughters," 20 Dec. 2019 Some suggestions include accent rugs, end tables, decorative vases, paintings, flowers, or pillows. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Here’s How To Incorporate Pantone's Color of the Year Into Your Home In 2020," 16 Dec. 2019 Her finds included bohemian-inspired wicker chairs, an end table, and a loveseat set, as well as an outdoor rug, large plant, and firepit to complete the look. al, "Young homeowner overhauls 1950s home with DIY projects," 23 Sep. 2019 Perfect as an end table and a cozy resting spot for your cat, the Kikko table is blessedly functional. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Have a Fancy Cat? He Needs This Minimalist Furniture Set," 2 Dec. 2019 Landscapers left a piece of the stump, which Patton’s brother Tony Theiszmann shaped into an end table and gave their mother for Christmas. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "This year’s Chicago Christmas tree is from a front yard in Elgin, and carries more than a century of curious traditions," 21 Nov. 2019 An end table with boho flair This worn looking side table was made for any boho-chic apartment. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "10 must-have deals from Anthropologie's incredible sale," 18 Nov. 2019 Use the existing trunk as an end table next to the daybed. Mari-jane Williams, Washington Post, "Creating room for guests — and a treadmill — in a small bedroom," 14 Nov. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“End table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20table. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of end table

US : a small table next to a sofa or chair

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