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table

  

      n  
1    bench, board, counter, slab, stand  
2    board, diet, fare, food, spread     (informal)   victuals  
3    flat, flatland, mesa, plain, plateau, tableland  
4    agenda, catalogue, chart, diagram, digest, graph, index, inventory, list, plan, record, register, roll, schedule, synopsis, tabulation  
      vb  
5    enter, move, propose, put forward, submit, suggest  
    furniture  
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table

  
  ( tables    plural & 3rd person present)   ( tabling    present participle)   ( tabled    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A table is a piece of furniture with a flat top that you put things on or sit at.  
She was sitting at the kitchen table eating a currant bun..., I placed his drink on the small table at his elbow.     
2       verb   If someone tables a proposal, they say formally that they want it to be discussed at a meeting.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=propose)  
They've tabled a motion criticising the Government for doing nothing about the problem.      V n  
3       verb   If someone tables a proposal or plan which has been put forward, they decide to discuss it or deal with it at a later date, rather than straight away.  
  (AM)  
We will table that for later.      V n  
4       n-count   A table is a written set of facts and figures arranged in columns and rows.  
also N num  
Consult the table on page 104..., Other research supports the figures in Table 3.3.     
5   
    coffee table  
    dressing table  
    negotiating table  
    round table  
    tea table  
6    If you put something on the table, you present it at a meeting for it to be discussed.  
on the table      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
This is one of the best packages we've put on the table in years...     
7    If you turn the tableson someone, you change the situation completely, so that instead of them causing problems for you, you are causing problems for them.  
turn the tables      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR on n  
The only question is whether the President can use his extraordinary political skills to turn the tables on his opponents.     
8   
    to put your cards on the table  
    card  


bird table        ( bird tables    plural  ) A bird table is a small wooden platform on a pole which some people put in their garden in order to put food for the birds on it.      n-count  
breakfast table        ( breakfast tables    plural  ) You refer to a table as the breakfast table when it is being used for breakfast.      n-count   usu sing, the N  
...reading the morning papers at the breakfast table.     
card table        ( card tables    plural  ) , card-table   A card table is a small light table which can be folded up and which is sometimes used for playing games of cards on.      n-count  
coffee table        ( coffee tables    plural  ) , coffee-table   A coffee table is a small low table in a living room.      n-count  
coffee-table book        ( coffee-table books    plural  ) A coffee-table book is a large expensive book with a lot of pictures, which is designed to be looked at rather than to be read properly, and is usually placed where people can see it easily.      n-count  
dining table        ( dining tables    plural  ) , dining-table   A dining table is a table that is used for having meals on.      n-count  
dinner table        ( dinner tables    plural  ) , dinner-table   You can refer to a table as thedinner table when it is being used for dinner.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   usu sing, usu the/poss N  
Sam was left at the dinner table with Peg.     
dressing table        ( dressing tables    plural  ) , dressing-table   A dressing table is a small table in a bedroom. It has drawers underneath and a mirror on top.      n-count  
league table        ( league tables    plural  ) A league table is a list that shows how successful an organization such as a sports team or a business is when it is compared to other similar organizations.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
...a league table of British schools ranked by exam results.     
multiplication table        ( multiplication tables    plural  ) A multiplication table is a list of the multiplications of numbers between one and twelve. Children often have to learn multiplication tables at school.      n-count   (=table)  
negotiating table     
If you say that people are at thenegotiating table, you mean that they are having discussions in order to settle a dispute or reach an agreement.      n-sing   usu the N  
`We want to settle all matters at the negotiating table,' he said...     
operating table        ( operating tables    plural  ) An operating table is a table which a patient in a hospital lies on during a surgical operation.      n-count  
periodic table     
In chemistry, the periodic table is a table showing the chemical elements arranged according to their atomic numbers.      n-sing   the N  
round table        ( round tables    plural  ) , round-table, roundtable   A round table discussion is a meeting where experts gather together in order to discuss a particular topic.      n-count   usu N n  
...a round-table conference of the leading heart specialists of America.     
table dancing     
Table dancing is a type of entertainment in a bar or club in which a woman who is wearing very few clothes dances in a sexy way close to a customer or group of customers.      n-uncount  
table lamp        ( table lamps    plural  ) A table lamp is a small electric lamp which stands on a table or other piece of furniture.      n-count  
table manners     
You can use table manners to refer to the way you behave when you are eating a meal at a table.      n-plural   usu supp N  
He attacked the food as quickly as decent table manners allowed.     
table tennis      , table-tennis  
Table tennis is a game played inside by two or four people. The players stand at each end of a table which has a low net across the middle and hit a small light ball over the net, using small bats.      n-uncount  
table top        ( table tops    plural  ) , tabletop   A table top is the flat surface on a table.      n-count  
table wine        ( table wines    plural  ) Table wine is fairly cheap wine that is drunk with meals.      n-mass  
tea table      , tea-table  
You refer to a table as the tea table when it is being used for a meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-sing   the N  
...cakes and sandwiches on the tea-table.     
trestle table        ( trestle tables    plural  ) A trestle table is a table made of a long board that is supported on trestles.      n-count  
water table        ( water tables    plural  ) Thewater table is the level below the surface of the ground where water can be found.      n-count   usu the N  
Environmentalists say that diverting water from the river will lower the water table and dry out wells.     

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tale, tableau, tenable, tableland

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[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.

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vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
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n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
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