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Definition 1: a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a sturdy table

(table is a kind of ...) furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

"they had too much furniture for the small apartment" "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

(... is a kind of table ) the table in Christian churches where communion is given

(... is a kind of table ) a table in the kitchen

(... is a kind of table ) table on which the patient lies during a surgical operation

(... is a kind of table ) a sturdy rectangular table with block legs at the four corners; the top and the legs are the same width

(... is a kind of table ) a table supported by a single central column

(... is a kind of table ) a low table set below a pier glass

(... is a kind of table ) work table of a machine tool

(... is a kind of table ) game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played

(... is a kind of table ) a small table for holding articles of various kinds

"a bedside stand"

(... is a kind of table ) a table used for playing table tennis

(... is a kind of table ) a small table for serving afternoon tea

(... is a kind of table ) a table supported on trestles

(... is a kind of table ) a small round table

(... is a kind of table ) a table used for gambling; may be equipped with a gameboard and slots for chips

(... is a kind of table ) a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches

(... is a kind of table ) a table where breakfast is eaten

(... is a kind of table ) a small light table with folding legs; can be folded for storage

(... is a kind of table ) a table for playing cards (as in a casino)

(... is a kind of table ) low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served

(... is a kind of table ) the table that conferees sit around as they hold a meeting

(... is a kind of table ) a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall

(... is a kind of table ) a table that has a drop-leaf to enlarge its surface

(... is a kind of table ) a table designed for a particular task

(... is a kind of table ) low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

(... is a kind of table ) a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments

(... is a kind of table ) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

(... is an instance of table) (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights

(table is a part of ...) articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)

(table is a part of ...) one of the supports for a piece of furniture

(table is a part of ...) the top horizontal work surface of a table

Definition 2: a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant

(table is a kind of ...) furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

"they had too much furniture for the small apartment" "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

(... is a kind of table ) a table at which meals are served

"he helped her clear the dining table" "a feast was spread upon the board"

Definition 3: food or meals in general - [noun denoting food]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she sets a fine table
  • room and board

Synonyms for table in the sense of this definition

(table is a kind of ...) the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed

(... is a kind of table ) planned meals for athletes in training (usually served in a mess hall)

Definition 4: a set of data arranged in rows and columns - [noun denoting group]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • see table 1

Synonyms for table in the sense of this definition

(table is a kind of ...) an orderly arrangement

"an array of troops in battle order"

(... is a kind of table ) a two-way tabulation of the relations between correlates; row headings are the scores on one variable and column headings are the scores on the second variables and a cell shows how many times the score on that row was associated with the score in that column

(... is a kind of table ) a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start

(... is a kind of table ) a table of statistical data

(... is a kind of table ) a tabular array of the days (usually for one year)

(... is a kind of table ) the part of a floppy disk or hard disk where information is stored about the location of each piece of information on the disk (and about the location of unusable areas of the disk)

(... is a kind of table ) (chemistry) a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements according to atomic number as based on the periodic law

(table is a member of ...) a linear array of numbers, letters, or symbols side by side

(table is a member of ...) a vertical array of numbers or other information

"he added a column of numbers"

Definition 5: a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game - [noun denoting group]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks

(table is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

Definition 6: flat tableland with steep edges - [noun denoting object]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water

Synonyms for table in the sense of this definition

(table is a kind of ...) a relatively flat highland

Definition 7: arrange or enter in tabular form - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for table in the sense of this definition

(table is a kind of ...) adapt for performance in a different way

"set this poem to music"

Definition 8: hold back to a later time - [verb of stative]

Samples where table or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's postpone the exam

Synonyms for table in the sense of this definition

(table is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of table ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

(... is a kind of table ) stop dealing with

"hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

(... is a kind of table ) render temporarily ineffective

"the prison sentence was suspended"

(... is a kind of table ) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

(... is a kind of table ) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

(table implies ...) assign a new time and place for an event

"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

(table implies ...) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party" "we had to scrub our vacation plans" "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

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