- The definition of a table is a piece of furniture with a flat top and legs or people who are sitting together at a restaurant to eat a meal together.
- An example of a table is the furniture at which you sit to eat your breakfast or dinner.
- An example of table is a group of four people who are eating together at a restaurant.
- To table is defined as to put something on hold.
An example of table is when you decide not to consider an idea or proposal for a certain period of time.
A family having dinner at the table.
- Obsolete a thin, flat tablet or slab of metal, stone, or wood, used for inscriptions
- a piece of furniture consisting of a flat, horizontal top usually set on legs
- such a table set with food for a meal
- food served at table; feasting as entertainment
- the people seated at a table to eat, talk, etc.
- a meeting at which issues are discussed, negotiations are conducted, etc.: they brought fresh offers to the table
- any of various large, flat-topped pieces of furniture or equipment used for games, as a working surface, etc.: pool table, examining table
- a compact, systematic list of details, contents, etc.
- a compact arrangement of related facts, figures, values, etc. in orderly sequence, and usually in rows and columns, for convenience of reference: the multiplication table
- the flat upper surface of certain styles of faceted gems
- Anat. the hard inner or outer layer of the bony tissue of the skull
- any horizontal, projecting piece, as a molding or cornice; stringcourse
- a plain or decorated rectangular piece set into or raised on a wall; panel
- Backgammon either of the two folding leaves of a backgammon board
Origin of tableOld French ; from Classical Latin tabula, a board, painting, tablet ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European an unverified form taldhla ; from base an unverified form tel-, flat, a board from source Old English thille, thin board, flooring
- of, for, or on a table
- fit for serving at table: table salt
on the table
turn the tables
under the tableInformal
- covertly, as a bribe
- drunk to the point of unconsciousness
- An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface: a dinner table; a poker table.
- a. The objects laid out for a meal on this article of furniture.b. The food and drink served at meals; fare: kept an excellent table.c. The company of people assembled around a table, as for a meal.
- Games a. Either of the leaves of a backgammon board.b. tables Obsolete The game of backgammon.
- A plateau or tableland.
- a. A flat facet cut across the top of a precious stone.b. A stone or gem cut in this fashion.
- Music a. The front part of the body of a stringed instrument.b. The sounding board of a harp.
- Architecture a. A raised or sunken rectangular panel on a wall.b. A raised horizontal surface or continuous band on an exterior wall; a stringcourse.
- A part of the human palm framed by four lines, analyzed in palmistry.
- An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
- An abbreviated list, as of contents; a synopsis.
- An engraved slab or tablet bearing an inscription or device.
- Anatomy The inner or outer flat layer of bones of the skull separated by the diploe.
- tables A system of laws or decrees; a code: the tables of Moses.
transitive verbta·bled, ta·bling, ta·bles
- To put or place on a table.
- To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
- To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
Origin of tableMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin tabula, board.
- Furniture with a top surface to accommodate a variety of uses.
- 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.
- (poker, metonymically) The lineup of players at a given table.
- That's the strongest table I've ever seen at a European Poker Tour event
- A group of people at a table, for example for a meal or game.
- A two-dimensional presentation of data.
- 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.
- The children were practising multiplication tables.
- Don’t you know your tables?
- Here is a table of natural logarithms.
- (computing) A lookup table, most often a set of vectors.
- (sports) A visual representation of a classification of teams or individuals based on their success over a predetermined period.
- (music) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
- (backgammon) One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
(third-person singular simple present tables, present participle tabling, simple past and past participle tabled)
- To put on a table.
- (UK, Canada) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table).
- The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will start discussing it now.
- (US) To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
- The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will not be discussing it until later.
- The motion was tabled, ensuring that it would not be taken up until a later date.
- To tabulate; to put into a table.
- to table fines
- To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
- To supply with food; to feed.
- (carpentry) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
- To enter upon the docket.
- to table charges against someone
- (nautical) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the bolt-rope.
From Middle English table, tabel, tabil, tabul, from Old English tabele, tabul, tablu, tabule, tabula, ("table, board"; also as tæfl, tæfel), an early Germanic borrowing of Latin tabula (“tablet, board, plank, chart”). Reinforced in Middle English by Old French table, from the same Latin source.
table - Computer Definition
(1) A collection of adjacent fields of data. Also called an "array," tables may permanently reside in a program or be stored on disk and read at runtime. They may remain static (unchanged) or be dynamically updated. For example, tables in a disk's file system are continuously updated as data are written into the sectors (see FAT and MFT). See table lookup, decision table and HTML table.