Definitions for water table
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the planar, underground surface beneath which earth materials, as soil or rock, are saturated with water.
a projecting stringcourse or similar structural member placed so as to divert rainwater from a building.
Category: Architecture, Building Trades
Origin of water table:
water table, water level, groundwater level(noun)
underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water
"spring rains had raised the water table"
The level, underground, below which the ground is saturated with water
a molding, or other projection, in the wall of a building, to throw off the water, -- generally used in the United States for the first table above the surface of the ground (see Table, n., 9), that is, for the table at the top of the foundation and the beginning of the upper wall