side table


: a table designed to be placed against a wall

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The refrigerator and sink are complemented by the portable cooktop that neatly stashes away in a pull-out side table, while another table folds up behind the driver's seat, which swivels 180 degrees. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 22 Apr. 2023 The six-piece collection features a meditation chair, a bo stick, a side table, a blanket, a block and a sand bag, all designed to blend with their user’s daily life. Lisa Wong Macabasco Gage Daughdrill Gisela Williams Laura Bannister Devorah Lev-tov Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Consider how these pieces can transform a small corner or side table. Patricia Shannon, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Mar. 2023 Freshly squeezed cocktails and chilled glasses of Sauvignon Blanc deserve to rest on a chic side table. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2023 This five-piece set featuring realistic-looking all-weather rattan includes two club chairs and two oversized ottomans, and a side table. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 15 Feb. 2023 Wasn’t there a lamp on that side table? Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 The William and Mary side table is also a family piece. Daniel Cappello, Town & Country, 5 Apr. 2023 The curtains are by Holland & Sherry, the side table by La Roue Vallauris, the rug by Merida, and the decorative pillows by Pat McGann. Tessa Watson, ELLE Decor, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of side table was circa 1500

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“Side table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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