› GRAPHS & CHARTS an arrangement of facts or numbers in rows or columns, especially in printed material, on computer screens, etc.: The table can help you evaluate the potential risks of investing in the Fund. Building societies dominate the best-value tables for mortgages. This table represents export sales.
› MEETINGS a place or opportunity for people to meet and discuss something: When they get to the bargaining table, there will be a fight over union membership. In countries where women are denied a seat at the table, democracy remains a hollow promise.
off the table › no longer being considered: A dividend payment this year is definitely off the table.
on the table › having been offered or suggested so that it can be considered: Management said that there were important new benefits on the table. The deal appears to be still on the table. › US not going to be discussed until later: If you have an important matter to raise, don't leave it on the table. → See also life table, mortality table, the negotiating table, round table