['teɪb(ə)l] or ['tebl]


(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.) a set of data arranged in rows and columns; 'see table 1'.

(noun.) a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; 'he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks'.

(verb.) arrange or enter in tabular form.

Checked by Alma--From WordNet


(n.) A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.

(n.) A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet

(n.) a memorandum book.

(n.) Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The arrangement or disposition of the lines which appear on the inside of the hand.

(n.) 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.

(n.) Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table.

(n.) The company assembled round a table.

(n.) One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played.

(n.) One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table.

(n.) The games of backgammon and of draughts.

(n.) A circular plate of crown glass.

(n.) The upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.

(n.) A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also perspective plane.

(n.) The part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened.

(v. t.) To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.

(v. t.) To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.

(v. t.) To supply with food; to feed.

(v. t.) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.

(v. t.) To lay or place on a table, as money.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one.

(v. t.) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.

(v. i.) To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.

Typist: Lolita

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Slab, tablet.[2]. Stand (to take food from), board.[3]. Food, diet, provision, fare, repast, victuals.[4]. Index, list, catalogue, syllabus, synopsis, condensed statement.

Editor: Natasha


n. a smooth flat slab or board with legs used as an article of furniture: supply of food entertainment: the company at a table: the board or table on which a game is played as billiards backgammon draughts: a surface on which something is written or engraved: that which is cut or written on a flat surface: a flat gravestone supported on pillars: an inscription: a condensed statement: syllabus or index; (B.) a writing tablet.—adj. of or pertaining to a table or the food partaken from the table.—v.t. to make into a table or catalogue: to lay (money) on the table: to pay down: to lay on the table—i.e. to postpone consideration of.—ns. Tā′ble-beer light beer for common use; Tā′ble-book a book of tablets on which anything is written without ink: a note-book: a book of tables as of weights measures &c.; Tā′ble-cloth a cloth usually of linen for covering a table esp. at meals; Tā′ble-cov′er a cloth for covering a table esp. at other than meal-times; Table-d'hé­Œe (ta′bl-dōt) a meal for several persons at the same hour and at fixed prices; Tā′bleful as many as a table will hold; Tā′bleland an extensive region of elevated land with a plain-like or undulating surface: a plateau; Tā′ble-leaf a board at the side of a table which can be put up or down to vary the size of the table; Tā′ble-lin′en linen table-cloths napkins &c.; Tā′ble-mon′ey an allowance granted to general officers in the army and flag-officers in the navy to enable them to fulfil the duties of hospitality within their respective commands; Tā′ble-rap′ping production of raps on tables by alleged spiritual agency.— Tā′bles the game of backgammon.—ns. Tā′ble-spoon one of the largest spoons used at table; Tā′ble-spoon′ful as much as will fill a table-spoon; Tā′ble-talk familiar conversation as that round a table during and after meals; Tā′ble-turn′ing movements of tables or other objects attributed by spiritualists to the agency of spirits—by rational persons to involuntary muscular action—similarly Tā′ble-lift′ing Tā′ble-rap′ping; Tā′ble-ware dishes spoons knives forks &c. for table use.—adv. Tā′blewise like a table—of the communion-table with the ends east and west—opp. to Altar-wise.—ns. Tā′ble-work the setting of type for tables columns of figures &c.; Tā′bling the act of tabling or forming into tables: (carp.) a rude dove-tailing: (naut.) a broad hem on the skirts of sails.—The Lord's Table the table at which the Lord's Supper is partaken or on which the elements are laid: the Lord's Supper.—Fence the tables (see Fence); Lay on the table to lay aside any proposed measure indefinitely or for future discussion; Lie on the table to be laid upon the table; Turn the tables to bring about a complete reversal of circumstances.

Checker: Millicent

Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream of setting a table preparatory to a meal, foretells happy unions and prosperous circumstances. To see empty tables, signifies poverty or disagreements. To clear away the table, denotes that pleasure will soon assume the form of trouble and indifference. To eat from a table without a cloth, foretells that you will be possessed of an independent disposition, and the prosperity or conduct of others will give you no concern. To see a table walking or moving in some mysterious way, foretells that dissatisfaction will soon enter your life, and you will seek relief in change. To dream of a soiled cloth on a table, denotes disobedience from servants or children, and quarreling will invariably follow pleasure. To see a broken table, is ominous of decaying fortune. To see one standing or sitting on a table, foretells that to obtain their desires they will be guilty of indiscretions. To see or hear table-rapping or writing, denotes that you will undergo change of feelings towards your friends, and your fortune will be threatened. A loss from the depreciation of relatives or friends is indicated.

Typist: Trevor


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