table
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tabule & Anglo-French table; both from Latin tabula board, tablet, list Date: before 12th century 1. tablet 1a 2. a. plural backgammon b. one of the two leaves of a backgammon board or either half of a leaf 3. a. a piece of furniture consisting of a smooth flat slab fixed on legs b. (1) a supply or source of food (2) an act or instance of assembling to eat ; meal <
sit down to table
>
c. (1) a group of people assembled at or as if at a table (2) a legislative or negotiating session <
the bargaining table
>
4. stringcourse 5. a. a systematic arrangement of data usually in rows and columns for ready reference b. a condensed enumeration ; list <
a table of contents
>
6. something that resembles a table especially in having a plane surface: as a. the upper flat surface of a cut precious stone — see brilliant illustration b. (1) tableland (2) a horizontal stratum II. transitive verb (tabled; tabling) Date: 15th century 1. to enter in a table 2. a. British to place on the agenda b. to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely c. to put on a table III. adjective Date: 1547 1. suitable for a table or for use at a table <
a table lamp
>
2. suitable for serving at a table <
table grapes
>
3. proper for conduct at a table <
table manners
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • table — [ tabl ] n. f. • 1050; var. taule XIIIe (→ tôle); lat. tabula « planche, tablette » I ♦ Objet formé essentiellement d une surface plane horizontale, généralement supportée par un pied, des pieds, sur lequel on peut poser des objets. 1 ♦ Surface… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • table — TABLE. s. f. Meuble ordinairement de bois, fait d un ou de plusieurs ais, & posé sur un, ou plusieurs pieds; & dont on se sert pour manger, pour escrire, pour joüer, &c. Table de chesne. table de bois de noyer. table de marqueterie. table à un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Table — Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair tables… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • table — Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair tables… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TABLE —     Table, s. f., terme très étendu qui a plusieurs significations.     Table à manger, table de jeu, table à écrire. Première table, seconde table, table du commun. Table de buffet, table d hôte, où l on mange à tant par repas; bonne table,… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • table — Table, f. penac. Vient par syncope du Latin Tabula, comme de Seculum, Crustulum, Seclum, Crustlum, et signifie en general un ais de bois long et quarré. Selon laquelle signification on dit Entablature, où plusieurs tels ais sont rengez pair à… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • table — [tā′bəl] n. [OFr < L tabula, a board, painting, tablet < ? IE * taldhla < base * tel , flat, a board > OE thille, thin board, flooring] 1. Obs. a thin, flat tablet or slab of metal, stone, or wood, used for inscriptions 2. a) a piece… …   English World dictionary

  • table — [n1] furniture upon which to work, eat bar, bench, board, buffet, bureau, console, counter, desk, dining table, dinner table, dresser, lectern, pulpit, sideboard, sink, slab, stand, wagon; concept 443 table [n2] meal bill of fare, board, cuisine …   New thesaurus

  • Table — Ta ble (t[=a] b l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabled} (t[=a] b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabling} (t[=a] bling).] 1. To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines. [1913 Webster] 2. To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • table — ► NOUN 1) a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, for eating, writing, or working at. 2) a set of facts or figures systematically displayed. 3) (tables) multiplication tables. 4) food provided in a restaurant or household: food …   English terms dictionary

  • Table — Ta ble, v. i. To live at the table of another; to board; to eat. [Obs.] He . . . was driven from the society of men to table with the beasts. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”