night table


Definition of night table

: a small bedside table or stand

Examples of night table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Step 8: Clean hard surfaces in the cabin Wipe down hard surfaces, such as the night table, coffee table, desk and shelves. Erica Silverstein, USA TODAY, "Worried about getting sick on a cruise? Here's how to sanitize your cabin in 12 steps," 6 Feb. 2020 Trivia night tables can be purchased for $250 each, and can seat up to 10 people. . Steve Schering,, "OPRF Infant Welfare Society to host annual housewalk, artisan market this weekend," 3 Dec. 2019 But if the Amazon Echo, flickering on a night table, prompts dystopian dread, the cell-phone butt dial belongs to a different genre. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, "Rudy Giuliani and the Butt-Dialler Within All of Us," 5 Nov. 2019 My only hoarding vice is saving birthday cards, letters, and ticket stubs that live in disorganized splendor in my night table drawer. Lonnie Firestone, Glamour, "It Took a Fire in My Building to Understand Marie Kondo's Method," 15 Jan. 2019 Book a Saturday night table here for you and your sweetheart; the crowd is low-key, and the food is serious, but hearty. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Beignets in New Orleans," 4 Mar. 2018 The second bedroom was converted into their office and is furnished with Raymond Loewy knockoffs, which include two bureaus, a night table, and desk, all in provoking lime green. Catherine Laughlin,, "An Old City apartment that's 'organized but playful'," 22 Mar. 2018 For Germany though, the team sessions that in 2014 took place only in hotel conference rooms have been liberated into the devices that the players carry in their equipment bags and keep on their night tables. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, "A Scary Thought: Germany Is Better Prepared Than in 2014," 15 June 2018 McAdoo’s fills up those Friday night tables by doing a wide range of things reasonably well. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: McAdoo’s Seafood rides a strong wave in New Braunfels," 10 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'night table.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of night table

circa 1772, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about night table

Time Traveler for night table

Time Traveler

The first known use of night table was circa 1772

See more words from the same year

Statistics for night table

Cite this Entry

“Night table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

Comments on night table

What made you want to look up night table? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!