T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tey-buh l]
    • /ˈteɪ bəl/
    • /ˈteɪbl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tey-buh l]
    • /ˈteɪ bəl/

Definitions of table word

  • noun table an article of furniture consisting of a flat, slablike top supported on one or more legs or other supports: a kitchen table; an operating table; a pool table. 1
  • noun table such a piece of furniture specifically used for serving food to those seated at it. 1
  • noun table the food placed on a table to be eaten: She sets a good table. 1
  • noun table a group of persons at a table, as for a meal, game, or business transaction. 1
  • noun table a gaming table. 1
  • noun table a flat or plane surface; a level area. 1

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Origin of table

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English tabule, variant of tabula < Latin: plank, tablet; (v.) late Middle English: to record on a table, entertain at table, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Table


table popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

table usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for table

noun table

  • annal — the recorded events of one year
  • appendix — Your appendix is a small closed tube inside your body which is attached to your digestive system.
  • blue plate — a plate, often decorated with a blue willow pattern, divided by ridges into sections for holding apart several kinds of food.
  • brunch — Brunch is a meal that is eaten in the late morning. It is a combination of breakfast and lunch.
  • calendar — A calendar is a chart or device which displays the date and the day of the week, and often the whole of a particular year divided up into months, weeks, and days.

verb table

  • cool it — If you tell someone to cool it, you want them to stop being angry and aggressive and to behave more calmly.
  • defer — If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.
  • delay — If you delay doing something, you do not do it immediately or at the planned or expected time, but you leave it until later.
  • give up — the quality or state of being resilient; springiness.
  • hand in — the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb.

Top questions with table

  • how to set a table?
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