side table


Definition of side table

: a table designed to be placed against a wall

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They can be flipped vertically to serve as the base of a side table or positioned horizontally to create a coffee table. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Clever furniture line transforms 6 pieces into 25+ uses," 9 Aug. 2018 Made of rock crystal, marble, or cast in bronze by her friend and longtime collaborator, Robert Goossens, the lions stalked over side tables and shelves; one carved in wood presided over the hearth, the world under its paw. Vogue, "The Lion Queen: A First Look at Chanel’s New High Jewelry Collection," 23 Jan. 2018 At some spots, rooms are basic; just a side table and twin beds topped with a fluffy down comforter. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 The prints on the smaller end of the scale would display beautifully on a bookshelf or side table, while the larger prints can proudly hang from your parents' living room wall to flaunt snapshots of their beloved grandkids. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Minted's Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art Is THE Perfect Gift for Your Nearest and Dearest," 5 Mar. 2019 Logs crackled in the stone fireplace at Mount Rainier’s National Park Inn, with tea and scones on a side table. Carol Pucci, The Seattle Times, "For a visit without the crowds, head to Mount Rainier in winter," 20 Feb. 2019 Like when the coffee table and side tables are a perfect match. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here's How To Add Texture To The Design Of Your Home," 26 Dec. 2018 The side table is by Jonathan Adler, and the artworks are by H. Craig Hanna (left) and Julian Schnabel. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 French intellectuals love little more than predicting revolution and chaos from a boulevard-side table groaning with red wine and fricasseed innards. Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, "‘Twilight of the Elites’ Review: On the Outskirts of ‘Higher France’," 28 Jan. 2019

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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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