tablecloth
noun Date: 15th century a covering spread over a dining table before the tableware is set

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  • Tablecloth — Ta ble*cloth , n. A cloth for covering a table, especially one with which a table is covered before the dishes, etc., are set on for meals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tablecloth — (n.) mid 15c., from TABLE (Cf. table) (n.) + CLOTH (Cf. cloth) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tablecloth — ► NOUN ▪ a cloth spread over a table, especially during meals …   English terms dictionary

  • tablecloth — [tā′bəl klôth΄] n. a cloth for covering a table, esp. at meals …   English World dictionary

  • Tablecloth — A table cloth is a cloth used to cover a table. Typically table cloths are made of cotton or artificial fabrics. They are often designed to be easy to wipe clean. More expensive items may be made from silk, linen or lace. While many table cloths… …   Wikipedia

  • tablecloth — UK [ˈteɪb(ə)lˌklɒθ] / US [ˈteɪb(ə)lˌklɑθ] noun [countable] Word forms tablecloth : singular tablecloth plural tablecloths a large cloth for covering a table …   English dictionary

  • tablecloth — noun A cloth used to cover and protect a table, especially for a dining table. Just across the field stood a small house. In the yard the weeks washing was hung out. Among the articles was a red tablecloth …   Wiktionary

  • tablecloth — [[t]te͟ɪb(ə)lklɒθ, AM klɔːθ[/t]] tablecloths N COUNT A tablecloth is a cloth used to cover a table …   English dictionary

  • tablecloth — /tay beuhl klawth , kloth /, n., pl. tablecloths / klawdhz , klodhz , klawths , kloths /. a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp. during a meal. [1425 75; late ME; see TABLE, CLOTH] * * * …   Universalium

  • tablecloth — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. table cover, covering, oilcloth, lace cloth, spread, luncheon cloth, bridge table cloth, tea cloth, breakfast set, place mats, luncheon set, doilies; see also cover 1 …   English dictionary for students

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