• Furniture with a top surface to accommodate a variety of uses.
  • A two-dimensional presentation of data.
  • The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
  • One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
  • The flat topmost facet of a cut diamond.
  • A group of players meeting regularly to play a campaign.


  • To tabulate; to put into a table or grid.
  • To supply (a guest, client etc.) with food at a table; to feed.
  • To delineate; to represent, as in a picture; to depict.
  • To put on the table of a commission or legislative assembly; to propose for formal discussion or consideration, to put on the agenda.
  • To remove from the agenda, to postpone dealing with; to shelve .
  • To join (pieces of timber) together using coaks.
  • To put on a table.
  • To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the bolt-rope.


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  • From Middle English table, tabel, tabil, tabul, from Old English tabele, tabul, tablu, tabule, tabula; also as tæfl, tæfel, an early Germanic borrowing of Latin tabula ("tablet, board, plank, chart"). The sense of “piece of furniture with the flat top and legs” is from Old French table, of same Latin origin; Old English used bēod or bord instead for this meaning: see board. tabula.

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