table : Common Errors in English

About table

In the UK if you table an issue you place it on the table for discussion; but in the US the phrase means the opposite: you indefinitely postpone discussing the issue.

table Meaning(s)

  • (n) a set of data arranged in rows and columns
  • (n) a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
  • (v) arrange or enter in tabular form
  • (n) a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it
  • (n) flat tableland with steep edges
  • (n) a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game
  • (n) food or meals in general
  • (v) hold back to a later time

table in News

  1. Lawler: Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in May

    Economist Tom Lawler sent me the table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for several selected cities in May. Look at the two columns in the table for Total "Distressed" Share.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Calculated Risk

  2. Table tennis facility initiated with Olympian play

    A highlight of the events planned for the opening of the new Rossmoor table tennis building will be special exhibition games featuring Diana Gee-McDonnell, a two-time Olympian in the 1998 and 1992 Olympic games. The exhibition will take place on Saturday, June 22, in the new table tennis facility.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Rossmoor News

  3. Table for Two: Scrumpy's does sandwiches, cider right

    Table for Two visited Scrumpy's, 215 N. College Ave., a restaurant that features sandwiches and cider.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

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