side table

noun

Definition of side table

: a table designed to be placed against a wall

Examples of side table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look for multifunctional pieces like storage ottomans or side tables with multiple drawers or shelves. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: Opitimize space in luxury condo," 21 Sep. 2019 In cooler weather, grab a window-side table at the Rec Pier Chop House for similar views. Debra Bruno, Washington Post, "For a better sense of Baltimore, get out of the Inner Harbor and head to Fells Point," 6 Nov. 2019 Rossiter looked around, taking in a framed photo of Gage propped on a side table: Gage, her curly hair by then gray, stared out in profile, intent and focused. Susan Dominus, Smithsonian, "Women Scientists Were Written Out of History. It’s Margaret Rossiter’s Lifelong Mission to Fix That," 19 Sep. 2019 Take a wooden crate from Fable that doubles as a side table, a Jenni Kayne dog bed that’s a chic floor pillow, or a muted ceramic dog bowl made by Brooklyn artisan Nicholas Newcomb. Vogue, "15 Dog Products That are Fun and Functional, Without Sacrificing Style," 2 Aug. 2019 Upholstered seating, matte-finished metal side tables, nubby textured fabrics; this is furniture with a modern vibe, so the color looks sophisticated. Kim Cook, chicagotribune.com, "Fall’s ‘it-color’ is terracotta — the earthy shade makes a comeback," 22 Aug. 2019 This includes paintings from around the world, and a side table in the living room that Marcia Ledford’s father made. Shannon Dominy, ajc, "Roswell couple fills home with storied pieces," 4 Sep. 2019 Upholstered seating, matte-finished metal side tables, nubby textured fabrics; this is furniture with a modern vibe, so the color looks sophisticated. Kim Cook, chicagotribune.com, "Fall’s ‘it-color’ is terracotta — the earthy shade makes a comeback," 22 Aug. 2019 Outside, the pool has inviting seating nooks, firepits, and side tables for dining on pizza fresh out of the outdoor oven. Booth Moore, ELLE Decor, "An ED A-Lister Transforms a Hollywood Legend's House into His Dream Home," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of side table

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side table was circa 1500

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26 Nov 2019

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“Side table.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side%20table. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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side table

noun

English Language Learners Definition of side table

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

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