side table


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 This ceramic stool can stand in as a stylish side table or extra seating when necessary. Maria V. Charbonneaux, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021 Often ignored till the last minute is the humble side table. Ming Thompson, Curbed, 4 Nov. 2021 Display plants and succulents like works of art in Blooming Tables’ waterproof side table, which is lined with an acrylic tub, a twist-to-open drain valve and a removable glass top for easy watering. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 This designer-favorite brand has created a stylish accent that’s an ideal complement to a dresser, coffee table, or side table. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Every stick of furniture, piece of art, light fixture and side table tchotchke is included. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2021 Users can't get enough of these budget-friendly home decor projects—faux stone accents, custom plant stands, and a $7 side table, to name a few—using products only found at discount stores. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2021 If that isn’t an issue, consider a round pedestal, a side table or something with an open shelf. Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2021 Erin gave new life to her grandfather's honey oak side table with a grain whitening technique. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Oct. 2021

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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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18 Jan 2022

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“Side table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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

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