table - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a piece of furniture that consists of a flat surface held above the floor, usually by legs

    the kitchen/dining room table

    They sat around a long table in the conference room.

    1. a.
      a table in a restaurant

      You’d better call in advance to reserve a table for six.

      Ask for a table by the window.

    2. b.
      the people sitting at a table

      The whole table broke into applause.

  2. 2
    a way of showing detailed pieces of information, especially facts or numbers, by arranging them in rows and lines across and down a page

    Table 6 shows that the number of murders has decreased by 30% during the last ten years.

    1. a.
      a list that shows how well an organization, team, or player has been performing
  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    set the table for something to create an atmosphere for something; to lay the groundwork for something

    If they support neither option, they are sure to set the table for another crisis.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/05/2017
  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    off the table not dicussed or considered

    A US official stressed that the infra-red data meant any speculation that a missile had been launched at the jet was simply 'off the table'.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 03/11/2015