side table

noun

: a table designed to be placed against a wall

Examples of side table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hundreds of shoppers recently picked up this rustic side table that’s 40 percent off. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 There are stacks of post on the side tables, apparently real, from Christie’s literary agents, addressed to her daughter Rosalind, who lived at Greenway until 2004. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, 3 May 2024 There’s also a storage box that doubles as a side table, display shelving, and some textile accessories like a mousepad, rug, and a throw. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 15 Apr. 2024 Adding chrome table lamps, bookends or side tables can modernize an otherwise traditional room. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 The name says it all: The two chairs and side table are made for chatting and sharing drinks with friends during al fresco season. Melissa Epifano, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 Right now, coffee tables, bed frames, mattresses, side tables, and more pieces are up to 65 percent off. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 The major elements in the room—the wall, the bed, and the side table—are blue, so the space remains restful. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Mar. 2024 Grand Hotel side tables are also for sale in white or black at $299 each. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side%20table. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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