table Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
- see table 1
noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
- it was a sturdy table
noun a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it
- I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant
noun flat tableland with steep edges
- the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water
noun a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game
- he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks
noun food or meals in general
- she sets a fine table
- room and board
verb hold back to a later time
prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; postpone; hold over.
- let's postpone the exam
verb arrange or enter in tabular form
tabularise; tabularize; tabulate.
Ta"ble transitive verb
To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to. tablefines
To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.Obs.
Tabled and pictured in the chambers of meditation. Bacon.
To supply with food; to feed.Obs. Milton.
(Carp.) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
To lay or place on a table, as money.Carlyle.
In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely.
To enter upon the docket; as, to. tablecharges against some one
(Naut.) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.
Ta"ble intransitive verb
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.
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