Meaning of TABLE in English

TABLE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a breakfast table/room

The house has a large kitchen and a breakfast room.

a desk/table/dresser etc drawer

The passports are in my desk drawer.

a picnic table

a table/desk/bedside lamp

He read by the light of the bedside lamp.

bedside lamp/table/cabinet etc

The clock on her bedside table said half past four.

bird table

book a table (= in a restaurant )

I’ll book a table for 7.30 tomorrow evening.

bussing tables

Shelley had a job bussing tables .

card table

changing table

clear the table (= remove the dirty plates, forks etc )

It’s Kelly’s turn to clear the table .

coffee table book

coffee table

dining table

dinner table

It wasn’t a very suitable conversation for the dinner table.

dressing table

head table

high table

laying the table

John was laying the table .

league table

The government’s school league tables are published today.

multiplication table

occasional table

operating table

periodic table

propose/put forward/table a motion (= make a proposal )

I’d like to propose a motion to move the weekly meetings to Thursdays.

snooker table/room/hall

table a resolution (= officially propose it )

Siddall tabled a resolution asking for the Board’s approval of the Five Year Business Plan.

table d'hôte

table dancing

table football

table lamp

table linen

table manners (= the polite way of eating at a table )

My parents expected us to have good table manners.

table manners

Their children have very good table manners.

table mat

table of contents (= a list at the beginning of a document that shows the different parts into which it is divided )

The program automatically creates a table of contents .

table tennis

table top

Her fingers drummed on the table top .

table wine (= an inexpensive wine to drink with a meal )

The vineyard produce table wines for local use.

table wine

table/kitchen scraps American English

the negotiating table (= discussing something )

His first aim is to get the warring parties back to the negotiating table .

times table

Do you know the eleven times table?

toning tables

top table

trestle table

vanity table

water table

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

dining

Grayling has now tried a number of different shapes of dining table , including circular and triangular in varying sizes.

The dining table and chairs are all in black walnut.

Instead a large, old-fashioned dining table .

Later she helped Mr Priddy to set the dining table upstairs.

I went upstairs, had a wash then took my place at the dining table .

He was like a kid making his camp under the dining room table with some blankets and pillows.

She left the envelope on her dining table while she prepared her evening meal.

She saw tantalizing gatherings round the bold rectangle of the dining table .

round

On a small round table , polished for him by Dadda, was a bust of Tace.

A round table was covered with a white linen cloth and glistening silverware.

It was empty apart from a round wooden table , a large golden picture frame on one wall and a cupboard.

They dream of a great castle called Camelot and a round table that could seat 150 knights.

There was a paperback on the round table to the right of her chair.

It was long, cool and cavernous here; customers sat at small round tables , also of teak.

The round dining table is dark rosewood with a matching set of chairs.

A round table covered in cracked oilcloth stood bare of bowls, jugs, cups and saucers.

wooden

It was empty apart from a round wooden table , a large golden picture frame on one wall and a cupboard.

Topic Vibrations Materials A wooden table or desk Demonstration 1.

They ordered gins, and sat on a wooden bench before a wooden table , while Karen admired the place.

She could put it beside the wooden table lamp on the cupboard by the door.

Several stood at the bar, and eight or ten others were grouped in twos and threes at dark wooden tables .

Leary poured coffee into wide china cups and they sat around the rough wooden kitchen table and drank.

■ NOUN

bedside

Liz tiptoed to switch on the lamp on the bedside table .

Not daring to put on the light, she sat up and felt for the glass of water on the bedside table .

She looked at her watch on her bedside table and noted it was eight-thirty.

William took her empty glass and put it with his on the bedside table .

Mungo remembered seeing her teeth in a glass on the bedside table .

Eve's room in the Dublin convent had no bedside table with a small radio on it.

The two bedside tables were covered by stacks of magazines, yellowing newspapers, books and legal pads.

I walked across to the bedside table and poured myself a large, large shot of whisky.

breakfast

A Safe Place On the day when there was a full chamber pot under the breakfast table I decided to leave.

She brought her sketchbook to the breakfast table and took watercolors out to dinner.

She timed this operation very carefully, applying the glue just as her father was getting up from the breakfast table .

Many parents will admit that before the takeoff they read Jessica stories to their kids over the breakfast table .

He had actually slumped down at the breakfast table before he became aware of Kelly's presence.

I come to the breakfast table one morning, trying to shake the effects of a night of work.

When she reached the breakfast table , Silas, Matt and Doreen were already seated at it.

Do you like to lounge in bed on weekends reading the newspaper or would you rather have coffee at the breakfast table ?

card

Their occasional evenings at the card table with the Youngs were one of John's few outside pleasures.

Does it mean there is no shortage of card tables , as we all feared?

Here a pair of 1850 card tables are for sale at up to Pounds 10,000 and a Louis XVI-style suite, £5,000.

Inside there were card tables and chairs, overstuffed couches and simple kitchen equipment.

A friend spent some time recently looking for a card table .

Along the right wall were two card tables pushed together, covered with white paper cloths for serving refreshments.

But apparently it is not flush with card tables .

The rest of the team is sitting at card tables set up in the living room.

coffee

Her big-boned body felt clumsy and she placed the tray on the coffee table with a loud clatter.

Alice clutched the brandy glass, then set it down on the coffee table .

Paperbacks in general had pushed aside the hardback, except for the specialized and coffee table markets.

There are like hundreds more that are going to be in a coffee table book by the end of the year.

Use better quality wood and you can turn it into a coffee table .

He tapped Alice lightly on the knee with the newspaper and tossed it on the coffee table in front of her.

They were in a rest area, with comfortable chairs and sofas arranged round coffee tables .

Auster put the check on the coffee table , as if to say the matter had been settled.

dinner

I want to be able to sit with friends around a dinner table and not think about what I am doing.

Politics was discussed at the dinner table every night, and in 1960, the Kennedy-Nixon presidential contest divided his parents.

Over lunch and dinner tables , at parties, and in various informal groupings, the Labour revisionists decided what to do.

The dinner table had become our favorite battleground.

Mildly irritated, he returned to the dinner table .

Before the week is over, she will make several more shopping trips to put food on the dinner table .

Wine glasses will look effective arranged down a long dinner table , alternating single large blooms with groups of tiny flowers.

No speaking at the dinner table .

dressing

All we took from our own home was a dressing table and a small chest of drawers.

He slammed his hand down on the top of the dressing table , causing some of the bottles to topple over.

I left it on her dressing table with a note.

Beneath this mirror stood Miranda's surprisingly feminine dressing table , skirted in spotted white muslin frills.

Even the few pots of make-up on the blue-flowered dressing table seemed to be standing to attention.

She put them in the dressing table drawer with the belt and then pulled on the new silk nightdress.

His wife liked little trinkets for her dressing table .

A vast wardrobe in walnut, a chest of drawers, a tall-boy and a dressing table with a swing mirror.

kitchen

They were still sitting at the kitchen table .

At four in the morning, hunched over the kitchen table , he made lists.

Just quietly leave a picture of Danniella Westbrook's disintegrating nose on the kitchen table .

I felt about on the oilcloth that covered the kitchen table .

She and Alice had sat opposite each other, across the kitchen table , the teapot between them.

He sat down at the kitchen table .

This was taking place at the kitchen table .

lamp

She could put it beside the wooden table lamp on the cupboard by the door.

This doctor had no projector, no screen, but had a table lamp to which I could hold up the slides.

However, table lamps aren't the right solution if you are a regular bedtime reader.

I sat down and he turned on a table lamp .

He had asked the questions at every interrogation but always from behind the sanctuary of a powerful table lamp .

She reached over and turned on a table lamp .

The lacquered fibreboard coffee table above costs £20, the metal and glass table lamp £17.70.

The room was half dark; only the little table lamp was on beside the bed, with its orange parchment shade.

league

Britain lags behind its competitors in every measure and is bottom of the league table .

Schools with an intake of troubled poor children struggle in the league tables , lose children and lose money.

This will probably have a worse risk-benefit trade off than the formalised use of league tables .

Additional complexities are involved if league tables contain studies from several countries.

Testing and league tables were established for the consumer and were supposed to make schools more accountable to parents.

I return to the setting out of league tables .

That's why we're so very alarmed at the Government's new league tables .

trestle

In the centre would be several lines of trestle tables carrying cages for chicken, ducks and geese with a few tame rabbits.

I expected them to be together when I arrived, sitting around the trestle table in the big kitchen.

The trestle tables down each side were stained with wine and strewn with the stale remains of various meals.

We'd set up our white trestle table and lay out the syringes.

Down the hall on each side were long trestle tables covered in the costliest silk.

The Marmite and plum jam sandwiches were already curling on the trestle table under the walnut tree.

Behind the familiar trestle table with its grey army blanket, sat the commanding officer flanked by two others of lesser rank.

A large, bare room with big trestle tables in the centre and benches along the walls.

water

When the water drops, the substances drift back along the passageways and soak into the water table .

Meanwhile, the draining of the small rivers for irrigation has lowered the water table in the region.

These conditions are best met in low-lying areas that were once marshland, and which still lie above a plentiful water table .

A four-year drought in East Anglia and extra demands for water from a burgeoning local population have lowered the water table .

He says the problem is the water table has fallen too low.

In very hot weather, the workers descend tunnels that go deep into the ground to the water table .

But a few bad ones-where the water table is low-can take an hour's worth of pumping.

Pumping water from an aquifer lowers the water table .

■ VERB

clear

The bloke with the paper hat comes round with this trolley thing to clear the tables .

She shook her head, cleared the table , dropping off stuff behind the counter, talking some to her father.

At that very moment, a waiter turned abruptly from clearing the next table and crashed into Loretta.

He was happy to clear the table but insisted on talking nonstop as he worked.

He turned to help her clear the table .

The preacher pushed his plate away and Lottie rose to clear the table .

Well, he seemed to have cheered up, thought Ruth, clearing the table .

Now she moved from booth to booth, clearing each table .

lay

For some days the note lay untouched on the table .

The parcel still lay on the table , and both girls had stood up.

Then I hear Gary returning and I go down to lay the table .

The Constitution lay on the table for signature.

The dining room was empty apart from a couple of staff members who were laying tables for breakfast.

The recipe book lay on the table .

I should go down and lay the table , thought Marion.

Let's lay the table for tea.

set

The room was dark; the only light was a splash from the anglepoise lamp set on the table beside her.

A classic for only £25.95. Set a splendid table with our 24-piece, stainless-steel cutlery set from Viners.

The bird collected wood, the mouse made the fire and set the table , and the sausage cooked the food.

After that we set the dining table and served the lunch we had brought.

A soft November swell has set the tables rattling metallically at one another across the bar.

Mom put the knife where Dad always sits when she set the table .

turn

Is this what women became if afforded the luxury of turned tables ?

That would certainly turn the tables , Blue thinks, that would certainly stand the whole business on its head.

Isn't it nice to see a couple turning the tables on a double-glazing salesman?

Women shrieked and ran at the sight of pistols, and men turned over tables to hide.

Especially when such a rider turns the tables .

That turns the tables on movie ratings.

And now Lego has turned the tables and made a car.

So much for turning the tables .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drink sb under the table

He was 24, highly intelligent, could drink Malc under the table and had a dry, lightning wit.

nest of tables/boxes etc

Charles Forster, prosecuting, said Ganguly had stolen a nest of tables and was seen by police.

The Anglo-Nubians posed like a nest of tables by the ropes.

put/lay your cards on the table

If they're willing to put all their cards on the table and negotiate, that's good.

If we want to reach an agreement, we'll have to lay all our cards on the table.

They're willing to put all their cards on the table and negotiate.

Come on, you can lay your cards on the table in this house.

The new rules appear to encourage parties to lay their cards on the table and facilitate early settlements.

set the table

Could you help me set the table?

A soft November swell has set the tables rattling metallically at one another across the bar.

But come on, set the table.

She set the table and began breakfast.

She ran when she made the beds, ran when she set the table.

The bird collected wood, the mouse made the fire and set the table, and the sausage cooked the food.

The servants setting the tables ready for supper were summarily dismissed.

The smoke was broken off the cabin chimney where she had dropped it while setting the table eighteen years ago.

While this cooked Baucis set the table with her trembling old hands.

the dinner table

Many of the photographs are not suitable for the dinner table.

the periodic table

the top of the table

In the top of the table clash, Wroxham defeated Wisbech 1-0 in front of the largest League crowd of the season, 1,011.

Llanidloes beat the rain and a determined Cound side by four wickets to move clear at the top of the table.

Malik's brilliant form took him to the top of the table for the tour with a total of 1,184 runs.

Sir John eased himself into his great chair at the top of the table and gloomily reflected on the past.

wait tables

I spent the summer waiting tables.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Table 18 shows the relationship between education and voting practices.

the dining room table

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A single bed sheet makes a good-sized tablecloth for an average rectangular table and you can choose exactly the colour you want.

All of it was sold from commercial operations so compact that they frequently fitted on a two-foot-square folding television table .

He led them, a procession of six, to a table right next to a platform.

He puts it flat on the table and opens the cover and shows me the copyright.

Helium, the next element in the periodic table , contains two electrons encircling a nucleus containing two protons.

I hurried back to the table and sat down.

She looked down at the kitchen table .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

amendment

It would imply that Labour was ill-advised in ever tabling the amendment , and in believing it to undermine the opt-out.

Both Texas senators, Phil Gramm and Hutchison, voted against tabling the amendment because they opposed the measures.

He anticipated that the government might table amendments to the Bill as it passes through parliament.

The Opposition have tabled a cluster of amendments .

bill

He anticipated that the government might table amendments to the Bill as it passes through parliament.

The committee voted 17-9 to table the bill .

motion

Mr. Renton I know that the hon. Gentleman tabled an early-day motion on the subject a short time ago.

The move came after a vote by regents indefinitely tabling a motion to rescind their July 20 vote revising admissions policies.

proposal

Baldwin tabled proposals which involved payments of £34 million a year.

question

If the hon. Gentleman wants to table a question or write to me, I shall be glad to enlarge upon that.

Having tabled my question two weeks ago according to the procedures of the House, I have not yet received a reply.

Speaking of that, I wonder just what the hon. Gentleman had in mind when he tabled this question .

I have tabled parliamentary questions about that, but I have received no proper answers.

He has tabled a question on the issue for tomorrow's council meeting.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

nest of tables/boxes etc

Charles Forster, prosecuting, said Ganguly had stolen a nest of tables and was seen by police.

The Anglo-Nubians posed like a nest of tables by the ropes.

put/lay your cards on the table

If they're willing to put all their cards on the table and negotiate, that's good.

If we want to reach an agreement, we'll have to lay all our cards on the table.

They're willing to put all their cards on the table and negotiate.

Come on, you can lay your cards on the table in this house.

The new rules appear to encourage parties to lay their cards on the table and facilitate early settlements.

the dinner table

Many of the photographs are not suitable for the dinner table.

the periodic table

the top of the table

In the top of the table clash, Wroxham defeated Wisbech 1-0 in front of the largest League crowd of the season, 1,011.

Llanidloes beat the rain and a determined Cound side by four wickets to move clear at the top of the table.

Malik's brilliant form took him to the top of the table for the tour with a total of 1,184 runs.

Sir John eased himself into his great chair at the top of the table and gloomily reflected on the past.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Endlessly clear skies and lowering water tables.

Nottingham Forest are planning a £500,000 bid for the big Ballyclare man; expect it to be tabled some time next week.

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