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Noun: table  tey-bul
  1. A piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    "it was a sturdy table"
  2. A set of data arranged in rows and columns
    "see table 1";
    - tabular array
  3. A piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it
    "I reserved a table at my favourite restaurant"
  4. Flat tableland with steep edges
    "the tribe was relatively safe on the table but they had to descend into the valley for water";
    - mesa [N. Amer]
  5. A company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game
    "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
  6. Food or meals in general
    "she sets a fine table";
    - board
Verb: table  tey-bul
  1. [N. Amer] Hold back to a later time
    "let's table the exam";
    - postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off
  2. Arrange or enter in tabular form
    - tabularize, tabularise [Brit], tabulate
  3. [Brit] Propose something
    "table a motion"

Derived forms: tabling, tables, tabled

See also: lay

Type of: arrange, array, article of furniture, assemblage, chow [informal], chuck [N. Amer, informal], delay, eats [informal], fare, furniture, gathering, grub [informal], piece of furniture, plateau, set, tableland

Encyclopedia: Table