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Definition of Table

Table

  1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.
  2. A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet
  3. a memorandum book.
  4. Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.
  8. 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.
  9. The arrangement or disposition of the lines which appear on the inside of the hand.
  10. 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.
  11. Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table.
  12. The company assembled round a table.
  13. One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium.
  14. 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.
  15. The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played.
  16. One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table.
  17. The games of backgammon and of draughts.
  18. A circular plate of crown glass.
  19. The upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.
  20. A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also perspective plane.
  21. The part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened.
  22. To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.
  23. To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
  24. To supply with food; to feed.
  25. To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
  26. To lay or place on a table, as money.
  27. 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.
  28. To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one.
  29. To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.
  30. To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.

Table Quotations

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Albert Einstein

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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan

Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you're inviting a person into your life.
Maya Angelou

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
George Carlin
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Table Translations

table in Afrikaans is tafel
table in Danish is bord
table in Dutch is tabel, tafel, lijst
table in French is tableau, table
table in German is Tabelle, Tabelle/Tisch, Tisch, Tabelle
table in Latin is mensa
table in Norwegian is bord
table in Portuguese is tabela, mesa
table in Spanish is meseta, catalogo, mesa
table in Swedish is bord, tabell, tavla

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