Ta´ble   Pronunciation: tā´b'l
n.1.A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.
2.A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet
3.Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced.
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.
5.(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.
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.
The nymph the table spread.
- Pope.
6.(Chem.) A list of substances and their properties; especially, the a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.
6.Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table.
7.(Mach.) 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, etc.
7.The company assembled round a table.
I drink the general joy of the whole table.
- Shak.
8.(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.
8.(Anat.) One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploë, 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.
11.(Glass Manuf.) A circular plate of crown glass.
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
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 sometimes made to officers over and above their pay, for table expenses.
Table rent
(O. Eng. Law) rent paid to a bishop or religious, reserved or appropriated to his table or housekeeping.
Table shore
(Naut.) a low, level shore.
- Burrill.
Table talk
conversation at table, or at meals.
Table talker
one who talks at table.
Table tipping
certain movements of tables, etc., attributed by some to the agency of departed spirits, and by others to the development of latent vital or spriritual forces, but more commonly ascribed to the muscular force of persons in connection with the objects moved, or to physical force applied otherwise.
Tables of a girder
(Engin.) the upper and lower horizontal members.
To lay on the table
in parliamentary usage, to lay, as a report, motion, etc., on the table of the presiding officer, - that is, to postpone the consideration of, by a vote; - also called to table . It is a tactic often used with the intention of postponing consideration of a motion indefinitely, that is, to kill the motion.
To serve tables
(Script.) to provide for the poor, or to distribute provisions for their wants.
To turn the tables
to change the condition or fortune of contending parties; - a metaphorical expression taken from the vicissitudes of fortune in gaming.
- Acts vi. 2.
Twelve tables
(Rom. Antiq.) a celebrated body of Roman laws, framed by decemvirs appointed 450 years before Christ, on the return of deputies or commissioners who had been sent to Greece to examine into foreign laws and institutions. They consisted partly of laws transcribed from the institutions of other nations, partly of such as were altered and accommodated to the manners of the Romans, partly of new provisions, and mainly, perhaps, of laws and usages under their ancient kings.
- Burrill.
v. t.1.To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.
[imp. & p. p. Tabled (tā"b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Tabling (tā"bling).]
2.To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
3.To supply with food; to feed.
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.
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 board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.
v. i.1.To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.
Noun1.table - a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
Synonyms: tabular array
2.table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
3.table - a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it; "I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"
4.table - flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
Synonyms: mesa
5.table - a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
6.table - food or meals in general; "she sets a fine table"; "room and board"
Synonyms: board
Verb1.table - hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
(database)table - A collection of records in a relational database.
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