- things to eat
- meat and drink
- tabular array
- tabular illustration
- Up for discussion:
Her new offer is on the table.
- Put aside for consideration at a later date.
- In secret.
- Into a completely intoxicated state:
drank themselves under the table.
- at a meal
- to outlast someone, as in a drinking competition, esp., to the point where he or she becomes unconscious
- postponed or shelved
- presented or open for discussion, consideration, etc.
Other Word Forms of Table
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Origin of Table
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.
Middle English from Old French from Latin tabula board
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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