side table


Definition of side table 

: a table designed to be placed against a wall

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Playing off the windows are symmetrical side tables on both sides of the couch and decorative plates hanging overhead. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Blast from the past: This Glenmary home is a collector's paradise," 28 June 2018 Rounding out Civil’s current collections is the sculptural Strand side table, which is made of solid Italian steel and comes in four colors. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "New furniture company marries high-end design with direct-to-consumer convenience," 19 Mar. 2018 Top Table Wallpaper can turn an old coffee or side table into a standout piece. Staff, Woman's Day, "7 New Ways to Decorate With Wallpaper," 26 Mar. 2010 Balancing the grand piano and the guitars held aloft in their stands were an orange velvet couch, a side table with a vase of white callas lilies, and an easy chair half covered in a throw. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Patti Smith Stuns With “Words and Music” at New York’s Minetta Lane Theater," 24 Sep. 2018 Note the red leather sofas and whisky crate side tables before stepping on onto the roof garden, where high wooden walls and comfy benches make a perfect, secret garden-esque setting for that muddled fruit sundowner. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston," 26 Apr. 2018 The steel frame boasts multiple surfaces, including an aluminum tabletop for a portable grill, two side tables, a lower shelf, a paper towel holder and tool hooks. Fox News, "Top 5 barbecue tools for grill masters," 21 Aug. 2015 Table lamps on side table—John Rosselli (T); House Beautiful, "November 2013 Issue Product Guide," 1 Oct. 2013 Your beloved succulents deserve a pretty place to be displayed (besides your desk, bookshelf, and bedroom side table, of course). Good Housekeeping, "This DIY Planter Is What Monogrammed Dreams Are Made Of," 15 Aug. 2018

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circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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: a table that is designed to be placed against a wall

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