(noun, verb)


1. a set of data arranged in rows and columns

- see table 1

Definition categories: group, array

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

- it was a sturdy table

Definition categories: man–made, furniture

3. a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it

- I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant

Definition categories: man–made, furniture

4. flat tableland with steep edges

Similar word(s): mesa

Definition categories: object, plateau, tableland

5. a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game

- he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

6. food or meals in general

- she sets a fine table

Similar word(s): board

Definition categories: food, fare

Sentences with table as a noun:

- That's the strongest table I've ever seen at a European Poker Tour event

- The children were practising multiplication tables.

- Don’t you know your tables?

- Here is a table of natural logarithms.


1. hold back to a later time

Similar word(s): defer, postpone, prorogue, remit, shelve

Definition categories: stative, delay

2. arrange or enter in tabular form

Similar word(s): tabularise, tabularize, tabulate

Definition categories: creation, arrange, set

Sentences with table as a verb:

- The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will start discussing it now.

- The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will not be discussing it until later.

- The motion was tabled, ensuring that it would not be taken up until a later date.

- to table fines

- to table charges against someone