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Meaning of TABLE

Pronunciation:  'teybul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
  2. [n]  a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it; "I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"
  3. [n]  food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
  4. [n]  a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
  5. [n]  a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
  6. [n]  flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
  7. [v]  hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"

TABLE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: board, defer, hold over, mesa, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, tabular array
 See Also: actuarial table, altar, array, article of furniture, assemblage, billiard table, board, booth, breakfast table, calendar, call, call off, cancel, card table, cocktail table, coffee table, column, communion table, conference table, console, console table, contents, correlation table, council board, council table, counter, delay, desk, dining table, dresser, dressing table, drop-leaf table, fare, furniture, gaming table, gathering, gueridon, hold, kitchen table, leg, Lord's table, operating table, Parsons table, pedestal table, periodic table, piece of furniture, pier table, pingpong table, plateau, platen, pool table, probate, reprieve, reschedule, respite, Round Table, row, snooker table, stand, statistical table, suspend, table of contents, tableland, table-tennis table, tabletop, tableware, tea table, toilet table, training table, trestle table, vanity, work table, worktable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ta"ble\, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a
    painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.]
    1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin,
       flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.
             A bagnio paved with fair tables of marble. --Sandys.
    2. A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other
       material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or
       painted; a tablet; pl. a memorandum book. ``The names . .
       . written on his tables.'' --Chaucer.
             And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of
             stone like unto the first, and I will write upon
             these tables the words that were in the first
             tables, which thou brakest.           --Ex. xxxiv.
             And stand there with your tables to glean The golden
             sentences.                            --Beau. & Fl.
    3. Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a
       drawing, or the like, may be produced. ``Painted in a
       table plain.'' --Spenser.
             The opposite walls are painted by Rubens, which,
             with that other of the Infanta taking leave of Don
             Philip, is a most incomparable table. --Evelyn.
             St. Antony has a table that hangs up to him from a
             poor peasant.                         --Addison.
    4. Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed
       statement which may be comprehended by the eye in a single
       view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the
       presentation of many items or particulars in one group; a
       scheme; a schedule. Specifically:
       (a) (Bibliog.) A view of the contents of a work; a
           statement of the principal topics discussed; an index;
           a syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents.
       (b) (Chem.) A list of substances and their properties;
           especially, a list of the elementary substances with
           their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.
       (c) (Mach.) Any collection and arrangement in a condensed
           form of many particulars or values, for ready
           reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific
           gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers following
           some law, and expressing particular values
           corresponding to certain other numbers on which they
           depend, and by means of which they are taken out for
           use in computations; as, tables of logarithms, sines,
           tangents, squares, cubes, etc.; annuity tables;
           interest tables; astronomical tables, etc.
       (d) (Palmistry) The arrangement or disposition of the
           lines which appear on the inside of the hand.
                 Mistress of a fairer table Hath not history for
                 fable.                            --B. Jonson.
    5. An article of furniture, consisting of a flat slab, board,
       or the like, having a smooth surface, fixed horizontally
       on legs, and used for a great variety of purposes, as in
       eating, writing, or working.
             We may again Give to our tables meat. --Shak.
             The nymph the table spread.           --Pope.
    6. Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare;
       entertainment; as, to set a good table.
    7. The company assembled round a table.
             I drink the general joy of the whole table. --Shak.
    8. (Anat.) One of the two, external and internal, layers of
       compact bone, separated by diplo["e], in the walls of the
    9. (Arch.) A stringcourse which includes an offset; esp., a
       band of stone, or the like, set where an offset is
       required, so as to make it decorative. See {Water table}.
    10. (Games)
        (a) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon
            and draughts are played.
        (b) One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to
            play into the right-hand table.
        (c) pl. The games of backgammon and of draughts. [Obs.]
                  This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice,
                  That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice.
    11. (Glass Manuf.) A circular plate of crown glass.
              A circular plate or table of about five feet
              diameter weighs on an average nine pounds. --Ure.
    12. (Jewelry) The upper flat surface of a diamond or other
        precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.
    13. (Persp.) A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and
        perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also {perspective
    14. (Mach.) The part of a machine tool on which the work
        rests and is fastened.
    {Bench table}, {Card table}, {Communion table}, {Lord's
    table}, etc. See under {Bench}, {Card}, etc.
    {Raised table} (Arch. & Sculp.), a raised or projecting
       member of a flat surface, large in proportion to the
       projection, and usually rectangular, -- especially
       intended to receive an inscription or the like.
    {Roller table} (Horology), a flat disk on the arbor of the
       balance of a watch, holding the jewel which rolls in and
       out of the fork at the end of the lever of the escapement.
    {Round table}. See Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
    {Table anvil}, a small anvil to be fastened to a table for
       use in making slight repairs.
    {Table base}. (Arch.) Same as {Water table}.
    {Table bed}, a bed in the form of a table.
    {Table beer}, beer for table, or for common use; small beer.
    {Table bell}, a small bell to be used at table for calling
    {Table cover}, a cloth for covering a table, especially at
       other than mealtimes.
    {Table diamond}, a thin diamond cut with a flat upper
    {Table linen}, linen tablecloth, napkins, and the like.
    {Table money} (Mil. or Naut.), an allowance sometimes made to
       officers over and above their pay, for table expenses.
    {Table rent} (O. Eng. Law), rent paid to a bishop or
       religious, reserved or appropriated to his table or
       housekeeping. --Burrill.
    {Table shore} (Naut.), a low, level shore.
    {Table talk}, conversation at table, or at meals.
    {Table talker}, one who talks at table.
    {Table tipping}, {Table turning}, certain movements of
       tables, etc., attributed by some to the agency of departed
       spirits, and by others to the development of latent vital
       or spriritual forces, but more commonly ascribed to the
       muscular force of persons in connection with the objects
       moved, or to physical force applied otherwise.
    {Tables of a girder} or {chord} (Engin.), the upper and lower
       horizontal members.
    {To lay on the table}, in parliamentary usage, to lay, as a
       report, motion, etc., on the table of the presiding
       officer, -- that is, to postpone the consideration of, by
       a vote.
    {To serve tables} (Script.), to provide for the poor, or to
       distribute provisions for their wants. --Acts vi. 2.
    {To turn the tables}, to change the condition or fortune of
       contending parties; -- a metaphorical expression taken
       from the vicissitudes of fortune in gaming.
    {Twelve tables} (Rom. Antiq.), a celebrated body of Roman
       laws, framed by decemvirs appointed 450 years before
       Christ, on the return of deputies or commissioners who had
       been sent to Greece to examine into foreign laws and
       institutions. They consisted partly of laws transcribed
       from the institutions of other nations, partly of such as
       were altered and accommodated to the manners of the
       Romans, partly of new provisions, and mainly, perhaps, of
       laws and usages under their ancient kings. --Burrill.
  2. \Ta"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tableed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to
       table fines.
    2. To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a
       picture. [Obs.]
             Tabled and pictured in the chambers of meditation.
    3. To supply with food; to feed. [Obs.] --Milton.
    4. (Carp.) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by
       alternate scores or projections from the middle, to
       prevent slipping; to scarf.
    5. To lay or place on a table, as money. --Carlyle.
    6. 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.
    7. To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against
       some one.
    8. (Naut.) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of
       (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached
       to the boltrope.
  3. \Ta"ble\, v. i.
    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.
Computing Dictionary

A collection of records in a relational database.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a table in your dream, represents social unity and the potential for a meeting or gathering. It refers to your social and family connections. If the table is broken or not functional, then it suggests some dissension in a group. Perhaps there is something you cannot hold inside any longer and need to bring it out in the open. Dreaming that you are setting the table, suggests that you laying the groundwork for a plan or personal matter. It also implies confidence. Seeing a round table in your dream indicates evenness, sharing, cooperation and equal rights and opportunities for all. It may also symbolize honesty, loyalty, and chivalry. Dreaming that you are lying on a table indicates your need for nourishment and relaxation. It relates to health concerns and anxieties about your well-being. Dreaming that a table is walking or moving by itself means that you will go through a series of new changes in your life as a way to relieve yourself from some dissatisfaction.