high table

noun

Definition of high table

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

Examples of high table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The happiness, the high table, the low table, the big house, the fields, the slaves, the jook joints, the fish fries. Michael Russell | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "For one night, Portland was the unlikely center of African-American cooking in the United States," 17 Sep. 2019 Karen and Bagel receive guests inside a plastic dome, where Bagel is curled up on a blue blanket atop a high table. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Meet Sunglass Cat, an Instagram star with an eye-opening message of acceptance," 11 June 2019 Espacio Eslava Calle Eslava, 3 011-34-954-906-568 espacioeslava.com/en There's always a crowd at the lively bar and around the high tables outside but the sky-blue walls of the dining room create a cozy atmosphere. Sylvie Bigar, chicagotribune.com, "In Seville, Spain, young chefs are creating the next generation of tapas," 15 June 2018 One zone will be geared toward fast diners, and will include high tables and barstools. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "IKEA Is Making Over The Food Courts In All Of Its American Stores," 11 Feb. 2016 Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier sits at a high table. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "24 Hours ... At the NFL Scouting Combine," 8 Mar. 2018 The stage is severe, a pair of benches and a high table, finished in concrete to resemble a memorial or maybe a very severe park. Ben Waterhouse | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "In Portland Center Stage's 'Kodachrome,' the focus is on love's blurred lines," 12 Feb. 2018 Customers sit outside, perched on tiny stools around knee-high tables, intensely focused on backgammon boards. Mary Kaye Schilling, Town & Country, "Incredible Art, Centuries-Old Spas, and How to Get the Best Deals at the Grand Bazaar: Istanbul Like You've Never Seen Before.," 15 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of high table

circa 1555, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2019

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“High table.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20table. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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