table, tabular array(noun)
a set of data arranged in rows and columns
"see table 1"
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
"it was a sturdy table"
a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it
"I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"
flat tableland with steep edges
"the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game
"he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
food or meals in general
"she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)
hold back to a later time
"let's postpone the exam"
table, tabularize, tabularise, tabulate(verb)
arrange or enter in tabular form
An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
A flat tray which can be used as a table.
A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.
A lookup table, most often a set of vectors.
The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
a classification of teams or individuals based on their success over a predetermined period.
To put on a table.
To propose for discussion (from to put on the table)
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will start discussing it now.
To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
To tabulate; to put into a table.
Origin: From table, from tabula.
a smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab
a thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet
a memorandum book
any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced
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
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
a list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc
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
the arrangement or disposition of the lines which appear on the inside of the hand
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
hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table
the company assembled round a table
one of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium
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
the board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played
one of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table
the games of backgammon and of draughts
a circular plate of crown glass
the upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles
a plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also perspective plane
the part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened
to form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines
to delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture
to supply with food; to feed
to insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf
to lay or place on a table, as money
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
to enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one
to make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope
to live at the table of another; to board; to eat
A table is a form of furniture with a flat horizontal upper surface used to support objects of interest, for storage, show, and/or manipulation. The surface must be held stable; for reasons of simplicity, this is usually done by support from below by either a column, a "base", or at least three columnar "stands". In special situations, table surfaces may be supported from a nearby wall, or suspended from above. Common design elements include: ⁕top surfaces of various shapes, including rectangular, rounded, or semi-circular ⁕legs arranged in two or more similar pairs ⁕several geometries of folding table that can be collapsed into a smaller volume ⁕heights ranging up and down from the most common 18–30 inches range, often reflecting the height of chairs or bar stools used as seating for people making use of a table, as for eating or performing various manipulations of objects resting on a table ⁕presence or absence of drawers ⁕expansion of the surface by insertion of leaves or locking hinged drop leaf sections into horizontal position. Desks are tables specifically intended for information-manipulation tasks, including writing and use of interactive electronics.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tā′bl, n. a smooth, flat slab or board, with legs, used as an article of furniture: supply of food, entertainment: the company at a table: the board or table on which a game is played, as billiards, backgammon, draughts: a surface on which something is written or engraved: that which is cut or written on a flat surface: a flat gravestone supported on pillars: an inscription: a condensed statement: syllabus or index; (B.) a writing tablet.—adj. of or pertaining to a table, or the food partaken from the table.—v.t. to make into a table or catalogue: to lay (money) on the table: to pay down: to lay on the table—i.e. to postpone consideration of.—ns. Tā′ble-beer, light beer for common use; Tā′ble-book, a book of tablets, on which anything is written without ink: a note-book: a book of tables, as of weights, measures, &c.; Tā′ble-cloth, a cloth usually of linen, for covering a table, esp. at meals; Tā′ble-cov′er, a cloth for covering a table, esp. at other than meal-times; Table-d'hôte (ta′bl-dōt), a meal for several persons at the same hour and at fixed prices; Tā′bleful, as many as a table will hold; Tā′bleland, an extensive region of elevated land with a plain-like or undulating surface: a plateau; Tā′ble-leaf, a board at the side of a table which can be put up or down to vary the size of the table; Tā′ble-lin′en, linen table-cloths, napkins, &c.; Tā′ble-mon′ey, an allowance granted to general officers in the army, and flag-officers in the navy, to enable them to fulfil the duties of hospitality within their respective commands; Tā′ble-rap′ping, production of raps on tables by alleged spiritual agency.—n.pl. Tā′bles, the game of backgammon.—ns. Tā′ble-spoon, one of the largest spoons used at table; Tā′ble-spoon′ful, as much as will fill a table-spoon; Tā′ble-talk, familiar conversation, as that round a table, during and after meals; Tā′ble-turn′ing, movements of tables or other objects, attributed by spiritualists to the agency of spirits—by rational persons to involuntary muscular action—similarly Tā′ble-lift′ing, Tā′ble-rap′ping; Tā′ble-ware, dishes, spoons, knives, forks, &c. for table use.—adv. Tā′blewise, like a table—of the communion-table, with the ends east and west—opp. to Altar-wise.—ns. Tā′ble-work, the setting of type for tables, columns of figures, &c.; Tā′bling, the act of tabling or forming into tables: (carp.) a rude dove-tailing: (naut.) a broad hem on the skirts of sails.—The Lord's Table, the table at which the Lord's Supper is partaken, or on which the elements are laid: the Lord's Supper.—Fence the tables (see Fence); Lay on the table, to lay aside any proposed measure indefinitely, or for future discussion; Lie on the table, to be laid upon the table; Turn the tables, to bring about a complete rever
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'table' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #460
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'table' in Written Corpus Frequency: #580
Rank popularity for the word 'table' in Nouns Frequency: #140
The numerical value of table in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of table in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The billiard table is better than the doctor.
Who depends on another man's table often dines late.
I have said publicly no option should be off the table, but I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table.
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 down together at the table of brotherhood.
I witnessed the difference it makes when our community not only has a seat at the table, but sits at the head of the leadership table, because of my role as caucus leader to set the agenda, we were able to make civil rights and civil unions a priority.
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