An example of table is when you decide not to consider an idea or proposal for a certain period of time.
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.
A dinner table; a poker table.
Pool table, examining table.
- 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.
The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will start discussing it now.
To table fines.
The tables of Moses.
- 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.
- laws, as the Ten Commandments or ancient Roman codes, inscribed on flat stone slabs
- to reverse completely a situation as it affects two opposing persons or groups
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of table
- Middle English from Old French from Latin tabula board
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition