1 table /ˈteɪbəl/ noun
plural tables
1 table
plural tables
Learner's definition of TABLE
: a piece of furniture that has a flat top and one or more legs
see also coffee table, end table
: a piece of furniture with a flat surface that is designed to be used for a particular purpose see also card table, drawing table, negotiating table, operating table
: a group of people who are sitting at a table
: a collection of information that is arranged in rows and columns see also multiplication table, periodic table, times table

at table

: sitting at a table and eating a meal

lay/put (all/all of) your cards on the table

see 1card

on the table

: able to be considered or discussed

run the table

chiefly US
pool, billiards, etc. : to hit all the remaining balls into pockets without missing
informal : to win all the remaining games, points, etc.

table of contents

see 1content

turn the tables

: to change a situation completely so that you have an advantage over someone who previously had an advantage over you often + on

under the table

used to describe a situation in which a worker is being paid in a secret and illegal way in order to avoid paying taxes
◊ To drink someone under the table means to drink more alcohol than someone else without becoming extremely drunk, unconscious, etc.
see also water table
2 table /ˈteɪbəl/ verb
tables; tabled; tabling
2 table
tables; tabled; tabling
Learner's definition of TABLE
[+ object]
US : to decide not to discuss (something) until a later time
British : to formally present (something) for discussion