table

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[ta·ble]

The flat surface people sit around when they eat together is a table. A table can also be a chart full of information. When doing your taxes, you might use a tax table to determine how much you owe.

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To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.

Noun
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"

Noun
a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it; "I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"

Noun
food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"

Noun
a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"

Noun
a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"

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Noun
flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"

Verb
hold back to a later time; "let''s postpone the exam"


n.
A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.

n.
A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet

n.
a memorandum book.

n.
Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced.

n.
Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed statement which may be comprehended by the eye in a single view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the presentation of many items or particulars in one group; a scheme; a schedule.

n.
A view of the contents of a work; a statement of the principal topics discussed; an index; a syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents.

n.
A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.

n.
Any collection and arrangement in a condensed form of many particulars or values, for ready reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers following some law, and expressing particular values corresponding to certain other numbers on which they depend, and by means of which they are taken out for use in computations; as, tables of logarithms, sines, tangents, squares, cubes, etc.; annuity tables; interest tables; astronomical tables, etc.

n.
The arrangement or disposition of the lines which appear on the inside of the hand.

n.
An article of furniture, consisting of a flat slab, board, or the like, having a smooth surface, fixed horizontally on legs, and used for a great variety of purposes, as in eating, writing, or working.

n.
Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table.

n.
The company assembled round a table.

n.
One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium.

n.
A stringcourse which includes an offset; esp., a band of stone, or the like, set where an offset is required, so as to make it decorative. See Water table.

n.
The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played.

n.
One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table.

n.
The games of backgammon and of draughts.

n.
A circular plate of crown glass.

n.
The upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.

n.
A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also perspective plane.

n.
The part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened.

v. t.
To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.

v. t.
To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.

v. t.
To supply with food; to feed.

v. t.
To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.

v. t.
To lay or place on a table, as money.

v. t.
In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely.

v. t.
To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one.

v. t.
To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.

v. i.
To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.


Table

Ta"ble, v. i. To live at the table of another; to board; to eat. [Obs.] "He . . . was driven from the society of men to table with the beasts." South.

To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.

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Usage Examples

I first fell in love with music when I was a little boy. When I first heard music, I felt the beauty in it. Then, being able to tap along on a table top and box was great, but my favorite thing to do was to watch records spin. I would almost get hypnotized by it. These things are what drew me in initially.

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.

Especially for me, growing up in such a small town in the middle of nowhere, the desire to be away was incredible. I wanted to see new lands, meet new people from the city, and meet people that were in much less fortunate situations than I was, so that I could be more appreciative of my present. At least I had food on the table.

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Other Usage Examples

I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste.

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You're looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.

Aren't we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats? This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.

Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Before I'd written movies, I never could do big set-piece scenes with a lot of different speakers - when you've got twelve people around a dinner table talking at cross purposes. I had always been impressed by other people's ability to do that.

I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table.

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