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table Tweet Definition of table Like Definition of table on Facebook
noun
  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. A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
  4. A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.
The children were practising multiplication tables.
Don"t you know your tables?
Here is a of natural logarithms.
  1. (computing) A lookup table, most often a vector.
  2. (musical instruments) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
verb (tabl, ing)
  1. To put on a table.
  2. (context, UK, Canadian English) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table)
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will start discussing it now.
  1. To delay, or permanently postpone a motion before a meeting.
The motion was tabled ensuring that it would not be taken until a later date.
  1. To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will not be discussing it until later.
  1. To tabulate; to put into a table.
taboret Tweet Definition of taboret Like Definition of taboret on Facebook
noun
  1. a low stool in the form of a drum
  2. a low stand or embroidery frame in the same shape
teak Tweet Definition of teak Like Definition of teak on Facebook
noun
  1. an extremely durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes, yielded by Tectona grandis (and Tectona spp.).
  2. a tree of the species in the genus Tectona
  3. (colour) a yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.
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adjective
  1. (colour) of a yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.
teapoy Tweet Definition of teapoy Like Definition of teapoy on Facebook
noun
  1. a small decorative table having three legs; sometimes used for holding a tea service
tea service Tweet Definition of tea service Like Definition of tea service on Facebook
noun
  1. a set of matching crockery for serving tea; normally a teapot, cups, saucers and small plates etc.; some items may be silver
tester Tweet Definition of tester Like Definition of tester on Facebook
noun
  1. a person who administers a test, or a device used for testing
  2. a flat canopy over a bed etc
  3. (slang) (obsolete) 25 lashes, ie. strokes of a whip across a person's back as a punishment. (Reference: w:Robert Hughes (critic), Robert Hughes, w:The Fatal Shore, The Fatal Shore, 1987, paperback 1996 ISBN 1-86046-150-6, chapter 12.)
  4. a sample of perfume available in a shop for customers to try before they buy.
till Tweet Definition of till Like Definition of till on Facebook
noun
  1. A cash register
verb
  1. (transitive) To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc).
  2. (transitive) To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegatation and crops.
  3. (intransitive) To cultivate soil.
toilet Tweet Definition of toilet Like Definition of toilet on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) Personal grooming; washing, dressing etc.
1917 "It is a quarter-past two," he said. "Your telegram was dispatched about one. But no one can glance at your and attire without seeing that your disturbance dates from the moment of your waking." " Arthur Conan Doyle, s:The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge, "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge".
1917Reports from abroad and from this country indicate that great good has been accomplished in infectious diseases and in catarrhal conditions of the respiratory tract by so-called of the mouth, nose, and throat. " US Army, "Circular Letter, Surgeon General"s Office, March 22, 1918", http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwi/1918flu/Documents/Extractsonflu.htm here.
  1. A dressing-room.
  2. A room or enclosed cubicle containing a lavatory, e.g., a bathroom or water closet (w.c.).
1906 there were also tons of garbage festering in the sun, and the greasy laundry of the workers hung out to dry, and dining rooms littered with food and black with flies, and rooms that were open sewers. " Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, s:The Jungle/Chapter 26, Chapter 26.
When feasible, place the toilet near the river's edge to encourage urination in the river unless there is adequate volume for urination in the .http://www.nps.gov/cany/river/toilets.htm US National Parks Service.
  1. A lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water.
EPA is currently developing the specification for high-efficiency toilets. All HETs that meet WaterSense? criteria for efficiency and performance will be eligible to receive a label once EPA finalizes the specification. " http://www.epa.gov/watersense/partners/specs/het.htm US Environmental Protection Agency.
  1. Other similar devices, such as squat toilets, as in Japan or the Middle East.
  2. (figuratively) A shabby or dirty place, especially, a lounge/bar/pub/tavern.
1982 Look around you. It's a . " Harrison Ford to River Phoenix in w:The Mosquito Coast.
truckle Tweet Definition of truckle Like Definition of truckle on Facebook
noun
  1. a small wheel; a caster
trundle bed Tweet Definition of trundle bed Like Definition of trundle bed on Facebook
noun
  1. A bed designed to be rolled or stored away, typically under another bed, usually for temporary use when guests arrive.
tuft Tweet Definition of tuft Like Definition of tuft on Facebook
noun
  1. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
  2. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
  3. A small clump of trees or bushes.
  4. (context, formerly) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
verb
  1. (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
  2. (transitive) To form into tufts.
  3. (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  4. (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.
turtleback Tweet Definition of turtleback Like Definition of turtleback on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything having the shape of a turtle's back (that is, its shell.)
  2. A library binding of a mass-market, mass market paperback with a generic hardcover.
  3. A common name for plants of the genus Psathyrotes of annual and perennial forbs and low subshrubs native to dry areas of southwestern North America.
twin bed Tweet Definition of twin bed Like Definition of twin bed on Facebook
noun
  1. Either of a pair of matching single beds.
twin-size Tweet Definition of twin-size Like Definition of twin-size on Facebook
adjective (-, pos=twin-size)
  1. Being the size of a twin bed.

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