high table


: an elevated table in the dining room of a British college for use by the master and fellows and distinguished guests

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web People sit at low tables against the window or stand at high tables by the kitchen. Pete Wells, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 The fabric and the zippers are substantial and luxurious, and the bag easily held up for multiple bat whacks and drops from a high table. Todd Plummer, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2023 Also, keep food out of reach, like on a counter or high table. Amy Jamieson, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2023 Grab a high table on the terrace around sunset to watch the sky change colors. Chao Deng, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2022 That drew a laugh from the Real Madrid winger but Brazil’s press officer was not as amused, grabbing the cat with two hands and flinging it off the 4-foot-high table as reporters gasped. Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2022 From having once been something that was an afterthought, technology has raced to occupy a prominent seat at the corporate high table. Nitin Rakesh, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 This bistro set is perfect for entertaining, with four bar-height swivel chairs and a high table topped with smoky gray tempered glass. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 28 Apr. 2022 Anne Cortez, 57, founder of the consulting firm Federal Strategies, stood near a high table covered with materials about her company — and tiny Dove brand chocolate hearts wrapped in foil. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high table was circa 1555

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“High table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20table. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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