IPA: tˈeɪbʌɫ


  • 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.
  • The board or table-like furniture on which a game is played, such as snooker, billiards, or draughts.
  • A flat tray which can be used as a table.
  • A supply of food or entertainment.
  • A service of Holy Communion.
  • (backgammon) One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
  • A group of people at a table, for example, for a meal, meeting or game.
  • (poker, metonymically) The lineup of players at a given table.
  • (roleplaying games, metonymically) A group of players meeting regularly to play a campaign.
  • (waitstaff, metonymically) A group of diners at a given table or tables.
  • 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.
  • (computing, chiefly databases) 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.
  • (music) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
  • The flat topmost facet of a cut diamond.


  • To tabulate; to put into a table or grid.
  • (now rare) To supply (a guest, client etc.) with food at a table; to feed.
  • (obsolete) To delineate; to represent, as in a picture; to depict.
  • (non-US) To put on the table of a commission or legislative assembly; to propose for formal discussion or consideration, to put on the agenda.
  • (chiefly US) To remove from the agenda, to postpone dealing with; to shelve (to indefinitely postpone consideration or discussion of something).
  • (carpentry, obsolete) To join (pieces of timber) together using coaks.
  • To put on a table.
  • (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.

Examples of "table" in Sentences

  • He reclines on the table.
  • A note was on the bedside table.
  • The witch sets the box onto the table.
  • The table is the code table for the glitch.
  • The objection is purely to the use of a table.
  • The main use of the table is to compare the boxes.
  • A pencil was one of the objects left on the table.
  • DELIA (_at table and leaning across, with hands on table_).
  • The bowl was removed from the table and the table was enlarged.
  • The first table is fine, with the text flowing to the left of the table.
  • Yes the contents of the table appear to contradict the definition of object.
  • DAN _sits on the left of the table, where "East Lynne" is open on the table_.
  • (_Crossing up to smoking - table up_ R., _and filling his pipe which he finds on table_.)
  • Each table in our room had a superb _surtout de table_ in silver, and silver drinking-cups worthy of a museum.
  • The trouble with the peace table is that the Allies want it _à la carte_, and Wilson wants it American plan -- _table d'hôte_.
  • HELEN O'NEILL _seated above table; _ MISS EASTWOOD _seated below console table_ R. _end of chesterfield; _ ROSALIE _seated_ C. _chesterfield; _
  • And to think that I actually sat on that table -- no, that seat (_he points to the settee_ R., _then he moves up stage between it and the table_) -- that I sat there with him this morning, and never guessed!
  • Jerome and other Fathers called the communion bread -- _little body_, and the communion table -- _mystical table_; the latter, in allusion to the heathen and early Christian mysteries, and the former, in reference to the children sacrificed at the Agapae.
  • It would not be pleasant, certainly, to sit for an hour at a big empty table, ordering dishes fit only for epicures, and then, just as the waiters bore down with the Little Neck clams, so nicely iced and so cool and bitter-looking, to have to rise and go out into the street to a _table d'hôte_ around the corner.
  • Pierre at first failed to distinguish anything, but, when he was installed at the little table -- a garden-table which had been brought indoors for the occasion, and on which there was scarcely room for two covers -- he felt quite upset, almost sick, in fact, at the sight presented by the _table d'hote_, which his glance now enfiladed from end to end.

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