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table US English

A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface on which objects may be placed, and that can be used for such purposes as eating, writing, working, or playing games

under the counter US English

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

from farm to fork US English

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

at table in table US English

Seated at a table eating a meal

at table US English

Seated at a table eating a meal

table mat US English

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

table saw US English

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

top table US English

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

loo table US English

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

bench table US 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

cold table US English

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

card table US English

A square table for playing cards on, typically having legs that fold flat for storage

bird table US English

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

high table US English

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

plane table US English

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

pier table US English

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

rent table US English

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

sand table US English

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

Round Table US English

The table at which King Arthur and his knights sat so that none should have precedence. It was first mentioned in 1155

side table US English

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

table knife US English

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

table lamp US English

A small lamp designed to stand on a table

table linen US English

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

table salt US English

Salt suitable for sprinkling on food at meals

table talk US English

Informal conversation carried on at meals

table wine US English

Wine of moderate quality considered suitable for drinking with a meal

times table US English

informal term for multiplication table.

tide table US English

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

steam table US English

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

truth table US English

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

water table US English

The level below which the ground is saturated with water

life table US English

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

light table US 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

coffee table US English

A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa

console table US English

A table supported by ornamented brackets, either movable or fixed against a wall

corbel table US English

A projecting course of bricks or stones resting on corbels

dining table US English

A table on which meals are served in a dining room

gateleg table US English

A table with hinged legs that swing out from the frame to support the drop leaves that make the surface of the table larger

table d'hôte US English

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

table licence US English

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

table manners US English

A pattern of behavior that is conventionally required of someone while eating

table tennis US English

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

table-turning US 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

trestle table US English

A table consisting of a board or boards laid on trestles

vanity table US English

A dressing table

league table US English

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

cocktail table US English

another term for coffee table.

billiard table US English

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

dressing table US English

A table with a mirror and drawers for cosmetics, etc., used while dressing or applying makeup

piecrust table US English

A table with an indented edge like a pie crust


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