Table meaning

tābəl
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.

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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.

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An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
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An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface.

A dinner table; a poker table.

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A part of the human palm framed by four lines, analyzed in palmistry.
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An abbreviated list, as of contents; a synopsis.
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An engraved slab or tablet bearing an inscription or device.
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(anatomy) The inner or outer flat layer of bones of the skull separated by the diploe.
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To put or place on a table.
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To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
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(obs.) A thin, flat tablet or slab of metal, stone, or wood, used for inscriptions.
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Any of various large, flat-topped pieces of furniture or equipment used for games, as a working surface, etc.

Pool table, examining table.

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The flat upper surface of certain styles of faceted gems.
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(anat.) The hard inner or outer layer of the bony tissue of the skull.
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Of, for, or on a table.
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Fit for serving at table.

Table salt.

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(obs.) To make a list or compact arrangement of; tabulate.
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To put on a table.
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To postpone indefinitely the discussion or consideration of (a legislative bill, motion, etc.)
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(brit.) To submit for discussion or consideration.
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(1) A collection of adjacent fields of data. Also called an "array," tables may permanently reside in a program or be in storage and read at runtime. Tables may remain static (unchanged) or be dynamically updated. For example, tables in a hard disk's or SSD'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.
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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.
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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.
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(music) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
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(backgammon) One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
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To put on a table.

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(UK, Canada) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table).

The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will start discussing it now.

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(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.

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To tabulate; to put into a table.

To table fines.

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To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
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To supply with food; to feed.

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(carpentry) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
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To enter upon the docket.

To table charges against someone.

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(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.
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A plateau or tableland.
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A system of laws or decrees; a code.

The tables of Moses.

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To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
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on the table
  • Up for discussion:
    Her new offer is on the table.
  • Put aside for consideration at a later date.
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under the table
  • In secret.
  • Into a completely intoxicated state:
    Drank themselves under the table.
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at table
  • at a meal
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drink someone under the table
  • to outlast someone, as in a drinking competition, esp., to the point where he or she becomes unconscious
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on the table
  • postponed or shelved
  • presented or open for discussion, consideration, etc.
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the tables
  • laws, as the Ten Commandments or ancient Roman codes, inscribed on flat stone slabs
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turn the tables
  • to reverse completely a situation as it affects two opposing persons or groups
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under the table
  • covertly
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Origin of table

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin tabula board

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary