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table

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noun, often attributive ta·ble \ˈtā-bəl\

Definition of table

  1. 1a :  a piece of furniture consisting of a smooth flat slab fixed on legsb (1) :  a group of people assembled at or as if at a table (2) :  a legislative or negotiating session the bargaining tablec (1) :  a supply or source of food (2) :  an act or instance of assembling to eat :  meal sit down to table

  2. 2a :  a systematic arrangement of data usually in rows and columns for ready referenceb :  a condensed enumeration :  list a table of contents

  3. 3 :  tablet 1a

  4. 4a tables plural :  backgammonb :  one of the two leaves of a backgammon board or either half of a leaf

  5. 5 :  stringcourse

  6. 6 :  something that resembles a table especially in having a plane surface: such asa :  the upper flat surface of a cut precious stone — see brilliant illustrationb (1) :  tableland (2) :  a horizontal stratum

on the table

  1. :  up for consideration or negotiation the subject is not on the table

under the table

  1. 1 :  into a stupor can drink you under the table

  2. 2 :  in a covert manner took money under the table

Examples of table in a Sentence

  1. They were sitting at the dining table.

  2. She reserved a table for two at the restaurant.

  3. He had the attention of the entire table.

  4. The table shows the salary of each employee.

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Origin and Etymology of table

Middle English, from Old English tabule & Anglo-French table; both from Latin tabula board, tablet, list

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table

verb ta·ble

Definition of table

tabled

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tabling

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  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to remove (something, such as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitelyb British :  to place on the agendac :  to put on a table

  3. 2 :  to enter in a table

Examples of table in a Sentence

  1. The committee tabled the issue until the next meeting.

  2. She plans to table a motion for debate in Parliament.

Recent Examples of table from the Web

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First Known Use of table

15th century


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table

adjective ta·ble

Definition of table

  1. 1 :  suitable for a table or for use at a table a table lamp

  2. 2 :  suitable for serving at a table table grapes

  3. 3 :  proper for conduct at a table table manners

First Known Use of table

15th century


TABLE Defined for English Language Learners

table

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noun

Definition of table for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of furniture that has a flat top and one or more legs

  • : a piece of furniture with a flat surface that is designed to be used for a particular purpose

  • : a group of people who are sitting at a table

table

verb

Definition of table for English Language Learners

  • : to decide not to discuss (something) until a later time

  • : to formally present (something) for discussion


TABLE Defined for Kids

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table

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noun ta·ble \ˈtā-bəl\

Definition of table for Students

  1. 1 :  a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top on legs the kitchen table a picnic table

  2. 2 :  food to eat Grandma sets a good table.

  3. 3 :  the people around a table The whole table ordered fish.

  4. 4 :  short list a table of contents

  5. 5 :  an arrangement in rows or columns for reference multiplication tables


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table

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verb ta·ble

Definition of table for Students

tabled

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tabling

  1. 1 :  tabulate

  2. 2 :  to put on a table


Medical Dictionary

table

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noun ta·ble \ˈtā-bəl\

Medical Definition of table

  1. 1:  a piece of furniture consisting of a smooth flat slab fixed on legs; especially :  one used for examining or operating

  2. 2:  either of the two layers of compact bone of the skull which are separated by cancellous diploe



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