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Meaning of table by Wiktionary Dictionary

table


    A table ( 3 ) of characters in the Arabic alphabet.

    Etymology

    From Middle English table, tabel, tabil, tabul, from Old English tabele, tabul, tablu, tabule, tabula, ( "table, board"; also as tæfl, tæfel ), from *tabla, *tabula ( “table, board” ), an early Germanic borrowing of Latin tabula ( “tablet, board, plank, chart” ). Reinforced in Middle English by Old French table, from the same Latin source .

    Pronunciation

    • ( Canada, UK, US ) enPR: tā'bəl, IPA: /ˈteɪbəl/, X-SAMPA: /"teIb@l/
    • Rhymes: -eɪbəl

    Noun

    table ( plural: tables )

    1. An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs .
    2. A flat tray which can be used as a table .
    3. A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
    4. A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table .
      The children were practising multiplication tables .
      Don’t you know your tables?
      Here is a table of natural logarithms .
    5. ( computing ) A lookup table, most often a set of vectors .
    6. ( music ) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate .
    7. ( backgammon ) One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table .
    8. ( sports ) A visual representation of a classification of teams or individuals based on their success over a predetermined period.
    9. ( poker, metonymically ) The lineup of players at a given table .
      That's the strongest table I've ever seen at a European Poker Tour event

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Explanation of table by Wordnet Dictionary

table


    Verb
    1. arrange or enter in tabular form

    2. hold back to a later time

    Noun
    1. a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

    2. it was a sturdy table
    3. a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it

    4. I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant
    5. food or meals in general

    6. she sets a fine table
    7. a set of data arranged in rows and columns

    8. see table 1
    9. a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game

    10. he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks
    11. flat tableland with steep edges



    Definition of table by GCIDE Dictionary

    table


    1. Platen n. [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See Plate, and cf. Platin.] ( Mach. ) The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made. Hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the paper rests to receive an impression. The movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool; -- also called table.

    2. Table ( tā'l ), 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. 1.

      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: --

      ( 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”.

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

      ( Mathematics, Science and Technology ) 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; a table of logarithms, etc.”

      ( 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 diploe, in the walls of the cranium.

      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 ) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played. One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, “to play into the right-hand table”. pl. The games of backgammon and of draughts. [Obs.] Chaucer.

      This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice,

      That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice. Shak.

      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 plane.

      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 servants. -- Table cover, a cloth for covering a table, especially at other than mealtimes. -- Table diamond, a thin diamond cut with a flat upper surface. -- Table linen, linen
      tablecloth, napkins, and the like. -- Table money ( Mil. or Naut. ), an allowance somTable ( tā'l ), 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. 1.

      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: --

      ( 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” .
    3. Table ( tā'l ), 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. 1.

      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: --

      ( 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”.

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

      ( Mathematics, Science and Technology ) 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; a table of logarithms, etc.”

      ( 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 diploe, in the walls of the cranium.

      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 ) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played. One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, “to play into the right-hand table”. pl. The games of backgammon and of draughts. [Obs.] Chaucer.

      This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice,

      That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice. Shak.

      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 plane.

      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 servants. -- Table cover, a cloth for covering a table, especially at other than mealtimes. -- Table diamond, a thin diamond cut with a flat upper surface. -- Table linen, linen
      tablecloth, napkins, and the like. -- Table money ( Mil. or Naut. ), an allowance somTable ( tā'l ), 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. 1.

      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: --

      ( 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” .
    4. Table ( tāb'l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tabled ( tāb'ld ); p. pr. & vb. n. Tabling ( tābling ).]
      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. Bacon.

      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 broad hems in the skirts and bottoms of ( sails ) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.

    5. Table, 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.