table

table

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English

Etymology

From Middle English table, tabel, tabil, tabul, from Old English tabele, tabul, tablu, tabule, tabula (board); 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.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: tāʹbəl, IPA(key): /ˈteɪbəl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪbəl
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ble

Noun

table (plural tables)

  1. Furniture with a top surface to accommodate a variety of uses.
    1. An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
    2. A flat tray which can be used as a table.
    3. (poker, metonymically) The lineup of players at a given table.
    4. A group of people at a table, for example for a meal or game.
    5. A service of Holy Communion.
  2. A two-dimensional presentation of data.
    1. A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
      • 1997, Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 69 (Totem Books, Icon Books; →ISBN
        I’m using mathesis — a universal science of measurement and order …
        And there is also taxinomia a principle of classification and ordered tabulation.
        Knowledge replaced universal resemblance with finite differences. History was arrested and turned into tables
        Western reason had entered the age of judgement.
    2. A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.
    3. (computing, chiefly databases) A lookup table, most often a set of vectors.
    4. (sports) A visual representation of a classification of teams or individuals based on their success over a predetermined period.
  3. (music) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
  4. (backgammon) One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
  5. The flat topmost facet of a cut diamond.

Synonyms

  • (computing): grid, vector

Hypernyms

  • (computing): array
  • (furniture): furniture

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Pages starting with "table".

Related terms

Coordinate terms

  • (furniture): chair

Descendants

  • Assamese: টেবুল (tebul)
  • Bengali: টেবিল (ṭebil)
  • Gujarati: ટેબલ (ṭebal)
  • Japanese: テーブル (tēburu)
  • Korean: 테이블 (teibeul)
  • Maori: tēpu
  • Nepali: टेबुल (ṭebula)
  • Oriya: ଟେବଲ୍ (ṭebôl)

Translations

References

  • table on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

table (third-person singular simple present tables, present participle tabling, simple past and past participle tabled)

  1. To tabulate; to put into a table or grid. [from 15th c.]
    to table fines
  2. (now rare) To supply (a guest, client etc.) with food at a table; to feed. [from 15th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) To delineate; to represent, as in a picture; to depict. [17th–19th c.]
    • Francis Bacon
      tabled and pictured in the chambers of meditation
  4. (non-US) To put on the table of a commission or legislative assembly; to propose for formal discussion or consideration, to put on the agenda. [from 17th c.]
    • 2019, Heather Stewart and Daniel Boffey, The Guardian, 16 January:
      In a raucous Commons, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, confirmed he had tabled a formal motion of confidence in the government, backed by other opposition leaders, which MPs would vote on on Wednesday.
  5. (chiefly US) To remove from the agenda, to postpone dealing with; to shelve (to indefinitely postpone consideration or discussion of something). [from 19th c.]
    The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will not be discussing it until later.
    The motion was tabled, ensuring that it would not be taken up until a later date.
  6. (carpentry, obsolete) To join (pieces of timber) together using coaks. [18th–19th c.]
  7. To put on a table. [from 19th c.]
    • 1833 Thomas Carlyle, letter to his Mother, The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
      [A]fter some clatter offered us a rent of five pounds for the right to shoot here, and even tabled the cash that moment, and would not pocket it again.
  8. (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.

Related terms

  • tabulate

Translations

See also

  • tabula rasa

References

  • table (parliamentary procedure) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • ablet, blate, bleat

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tabl/

Etymology 1

From Old French table, from Latin tabula (tablet). Doublet of tôle and taule.

Noun

table f (plural tables)

  1. table (item of furniture)
  2. flat surface atop various objects
  3. flat part of a cut or carved object
  4. (music) table of a stringed instrument
  5. matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns
  6. systematic list of content
Related terms
  • table des matières (table of contents)
  • dessous-de-table
  • à table
Descendants
  • Bulgarian: табла (tabla)
  • Macedonian: табла (tabla)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: табла
    Latin: tabla

Etymology 2

From the verb tabler.

Verb

table

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tabler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tabler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tabler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tabler
  5. second-person singular imperative of tabler

Anagrams

  • balte, bêlât

Further reading

  • “table” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • tabel, tabil, tabul, tabyl, tabyle, tabyll, tabulle, tabele, tabill

Etymology

From a conflation of Old French table and Old English tabele, tabul, tablu, tabule, tabula, both from Latin tabula.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːbəl/, /ˈtaːbul/

Noun

table (plural tables or tablen)

  1. A table (flat piece of furniture for dining and working):
    1. The flat or level surface or top of a table; the part of a table that is used.
    2. (figuratively) A location where one's soul receives nutrition
    3. (figuratively) A serving, helping, or portion of food.
  2. A surface for writing upon:
    1. A tablet, especially an easily carried one for writing on.
    2. An inscribed memorial, dedication, message, indication or other text; a sign or monument.
    3. (biblical) The Ten Commandments in physical form handed down from heaven.
  3. A variety of other surfaces:
    1. A slab or pole of wood; a wooden surface, especially behind an altar.
    2. A surface used as part of a board game, especially one divided in two sections.
    3. A flat surface as part of a building; a level or storey.
    4. A level surface for painting upon.
    5. (rare) A flat bone or fused set of bones.
    6. (rare) A flat piece of land used of growing upon.
    7. (rare, palmistry) A level portion of the hand surrounded by palm lines.
  4. A glossary or almanac; a reference work or chart of data.
  5. A board game similar to backgammon.

Related terms

  • tablement
  • tablen
  • tabler
  • tablet

Descendants

  • English: table
    • Assamese: টেবুল (tebul)
    • Bengali: টেবিল (ṭebil)
    • Gujarati: ટેબલ (ṭebal)
    • Japanese: テーブル (tēburu)
    • Korean: 테이블 (teibeul)
    • Maori: tēpu
    • Nepali: टेबुल (ṭebula)
    • Oriya: ଟେବଲ୍ (ṭebôl)
  • Scots: table

References

  • “tāble (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-27.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin tabula.

Noun

table f (oblique plural tables, nominative singular table, nominative plural tables)

  1. table (furniture)

Descendants

  • French: table
    • Bulgarian: табла (tabla)
    • Macedonian: табла (tabla)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: табла
      Latin: tabla
  • Walloon: tåve
  • Irish: tábla
  • → Middle English: table, tabel, tabil, tabul, tabyl, tabyle, tabyll, tabulle, tabele, tabill
    • English: table
      • Assamese: টেবুল (tebul)
      • Bengali: টেবিল (ṭebil)
      • Gujarati: ટેબલ (ṭebal)
      • Japanese: テーブル (tēburu)
      • Korean: 테이블 (teibeul)
      • Maori: tēpu
      • Nepali: टेबुल (ṭebula)
      • Oriya: ଟେବଲ୍ (ṭebôl)
    • Scots: table

See also

  • nape

Romanian

Etymology

From Greek τάβλι (távli). Doublet of tablă.

Noun

table f pl (plural only)

  1. backgammon

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