What does tablespoon mean?

Definitions for tablespoonˈteɪ bəlˌspun

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tablespoon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tablespoon, tablespoonful(noun)

    as much as a tablespoon will hold

  2. tablespoon(noun)

    a spoon larger than a dessert spoon; used for serving


  1. tablespoon(Noun)

    A large spoon, used for eating food from a bowl.

  2. tablespoon(Noun)

    A spoon too large for eating, usually used for cooking or serving.

  3. tablespoon(Noun)

    A unit of measure, equal to three teaspoons or roughly 15 milliliters in US, exactly 15 milliliters in Britain and Canada, equal to four teaspoons or 20 milliliters in Australia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tablespoon(noun)

    a spoon of the largest size commonly used at the table; -- distinguished from teaspoon, dessert spoon, etc


  1. Tablespoon

    In the US and parts of Canada, a tablespoon is the largest type of spoon used for eating from a bowl. In the UK, Europe and most Commonwealth countries, a tablespoon is a type of large spoon usually used for serving. In countries where a tablespoon is a serving spoon, the nearest equivalent to the US tablespoon is either the dessert spoon or the soup spoon. A tablespoonful, nominally the capacity of one tablespoon, is commonly used as a measure of volume in cooking. It is abbreviated as T, tb, tbs, tbsp, tblsp, or tblspn. The capacity of ordinary tablespoons is not regulated by law and is subject to considerable variation. In the USA one tablespoon is approximately 15 mL; the capacity of an actual tablespoon ranges from 7 mL to 14 mL. In Australia one tablespoon is 20 mL.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tablespoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tablespoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Milton Schiffenbauer:

    The results validates (sic) our belief that a diet that includes a tablespoon of cinnamon once or twice a day can be effective in eliminating or preventing viruses from infecting humans and causing sickness, such as colds, flu, and even herpes.

  2. Damon Gameau:

    The film is all about the hidden sugars. One tablespoon of barbeque sauce has 2 teaspoons of sugar in it. Things like ketchup have a teaspoon of sugar in 1 tablespoon. Low-fat mayonnaises, pasta sauces are [all] full of sugar, and they’re things that people would never consider.

  3. Michael Wahl:

    I think from a medication safety standpoint you always have to have the lights on, read the bottle to confirm the medicine you want to take and use the correct measuring device, like a syringe that will say 5 ccs or 10 ccs as opposed to a teaspoon or tablespoon from the kitchen, it really doesn’t matter if it’s minoxidil (or another drug).

  4. Robert Grass:

    If you, for example, think of a tablespoon filled with DNA; that would include all of the information on Facebook and Wikipedia and Twitter - and all that just in that small heap of DNA. Whereas nowadays you need enormous server farms and cooling and maintenance because the current methods decay over time, in that tablespoon you would have everything very stable in a very small space with a guaranteed stability for a very long time.

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