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 Or, said Atlanta designer Anna Braund, create a side table or nightstand by topping it with a tray stacked with books. Margo Ghertner, WSJ, "Moving to a New Home? How to Avoid Packing Regrets," 13 Nov. 2020 Look for big-impact pieces like Ikea’s playful, portable Burvik side table with its sculptural handle. David Syrek,, "Great ways to perk up your home for the holidays — all under $50," 7 Nov. 2020 Hang the 20-by-16-inch sign directly above a side table or dresser to instantly create a cheerful holiday vignette. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Target's 2020 Holiday Collection Just Dropped and, Yes, We Want Everything," 2 Nov. 2020 Allen + Roth Weston accent table set for $39.99 (Save $24.99): Save a bundle on this sleek side table for living area or bedroom. Leigh Harrington, USA TODAY, "Black Friday 2020: The best Lowe's deals," 23 Nov. 2020 There are pockets and bars to hang utensils off of and a flip-out side table made to hold a two-burner camp stove and windscreen. Field & Stream, "Great Tailgating Gift Ideas for 2020," 23 Nov. 2020 Like something that popped right out of Santa’s bag, this sweet 2-foot-tall tree is perfect for a centerpiece or as accent decor on a side table or in an office. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "24 artificial Christmas trees you’ll want to put up ASAP," 19 Nov. 2020 These lights look beautiful on a mantel, on your Christmas tree, or arranged on a side table. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Mini Snow Globe Lights Are the Perfect Addition to Your Christmas Decor," 13 Nov. 2020 Your computer or phone might sit on a buffet, side table or the table itself. Katie Workman, Star Tribune, "Happy Zoomsgiving," 13 Nov. 2020

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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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19 Dec 2020

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“Side table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of side table

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

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