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table British & World English

A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at

under the counter British & World English

(With reference to goods bought or sold) surreptitiously and typically illegally

from farm to fork British & World English

Used to refer to the various processes in the food chain from agricultural production to consumption

top table British & World English

The table at which the chief guests are placed at a formal dinner

table mat British & World English

A small mat used for protecting the surface of a table from hot dishes

table saw British & World English

A circular saw mounted under a table or bench so that the blade projects up through a slot

loo table British & World English

A circular table for playing the card game loo on, or a table made in a similar style

bird table British & World English

A small platform or table in a garden on which food for birds is placed

bench table British & World English

A low stone seat on the inside of a wall or round the base of a pillar in a church, cloister, or other religious building

card table British & World English

A table for playing cards on, typically having legs that fold flat for storage and a baize surface

plane table British & World English

A surveying instrument used for direct plotting in the field, with a circular drawing board and pivoted alidade

pier table British & World English

A low table or bracket in the space between two windows, typically placed under a pier glass

rent table British & World English

A circular or octagonal office table of a kind made in the 18th century

Round Table British & World English

The table at which King Arthur and his knights sat so that none should have precedence

sand table British & World English

A relief model in sand used to explain military tactics and plan campaigns

side table British & World English

A table placed at the side of a room or apart from the main table

cold table British & World English

A selection of dishes of cold food in a restaurant or at a formal meal

steam table British & World English

(In a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers which are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them

truth table British & World English

A diagram in rows and columns showing how the truth or falsity of a proposition varies with that of its components

tide table British & World English

A table indicating the times of high and low tides at a particular place

times table British & World English

Informal term for multiplication table.

table knife British & World English

A knife used at meals, especially for eating the main course

table lamp British & World English

A small lamp designed to stand on a table

table linen British & World English

Fabric items used at mealtimes, such as tablecloths and napkins, collectively

table salt British & World English

Salt suitable for sprinkling on food at meals

table talk British & World English

Informal conversation carried on at meals

table wine British & World English

Wine of moderate quality considered suitable for drinking with a meal

water table British & World English

The level below which the ground is saturated with water

high table British & World English

A table in a dining hall, typically on a platform, for the most important people, such as the fellows of a college

life table British & World English

A table of statistics relating to life expectancy and mortality for a given category of people

light table British & World English

A horizontal or tilted surface of translucent glass or plastic with a light behind it, used as a light box for drawing or viewing transparencies or negatives

night table British & World English

A small low bedside table, typically having drawers

console table British & World English

A table top supported by ornamented brackets against a wall

corbel table British & World English

A projecting course of bricks or stones resting on corbels

coffee table British & World English

A small, low table

dining table British & World English

A table on which meals are served in a dining room

trestle table British & World English

A table consisting of a board or boards laid on trestles

toilet table British & World English

Old-fashioned term for dressing table.

table d'hôte British & World English

A restaurant meal offered at a fixed price and with few if any choices

table licence British & World English

A licence permitting a restaurateur or hotelier to serve alcoholic drinks only with meals

table manners British & World English

Behaviour that is conventionally required while eating at table

table tennis British & World English

An indoor game based on tennis, played with small bats and a ball bounced on a table divided by a net

table-turning British & World English

A process or phenomenon in which a table is turned or moved supposedly by spiritual agency acting through a group of people who have placed their hands on its surface

vanity table British & World English

A dressing table

gateleg table British & World English

A table with hinged legs that are swung out from the centre to support folding leaves and make the table larger

league table British & World English

A list of the competitors in a league, showing their ranking according to performance in a particular season

billiard table British & World English

A smooth rectangular cloth-covered table used for billiards, snooker, and some forms of pool, with six pockets at the corners and sides into which the balls can be struck

periodic table British & World English

A table of the chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number, usually in rows, so that elements with similar atomic structure (and hence similar chemical properties) appear in vertical columns

pedestal table British & World English

A table with a single central support

Pembroke table British & World English

A small table with fixed legs and a drop-leaf on each side


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