Table

Noun

  • A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.

    "The children were practising multiplication tables."

  • (computing) A lookup table, most often a set of vectors.
  • (backgammon) One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
  • An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
  • A group of people at a table, for example for a meal or game.
  • A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
  • A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.

    "Here is a table of natural logarithms."

  • (music) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
  • Furniture with a top surface to accommodate a variety of uses.
  • (poker, metonymically) The group of players at a given table.

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

  • A two-dimensional presentation of data.
  • A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.

    "Don’t you know your tables?"

  • (sports) A visual representation of a classification of teams or individuals based on their success over a predetermined period.
  • A flat tray which can be used as a table.
  • A service of Holy Communion.

Verb

  • (nautical) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the bolt-rope.
  • (US) To hold back to a later time; to postpone.

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

  • To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
  • To enter upon the docket.

    "to table charges against someone"

  • (Britain, Canada, New Zealand) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table).

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

  • To tabulate; to put into a table.

    "to table fines"

  • (carpentry) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
  • To put on a table.
  • (US) To hold back to a later time; to postpone.

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

  • To supply with food; to feed.

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