Meaning of “dining table” in the English Dictionary

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"dining table" in English

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dining tablenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdaɪ.nɪŋ ˌteɪ.bəl/ us /ˈdaɪ.nɪŋ ˌteɪ.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • As for the dining table, it was dark, old-fashioned walnut, as were the chairs. 
  • It was nine o'clock, and the maids had cleared the dining table. 
  • The dining table, big enough for two ships' crews to eat at, is an example of the latter. 
  • The father was leaning far backwards on an ordinary chair, with his outstretched right arm resting on the dining table. 
  • The two girls sat at the big dining table, and sipped their chocolate, and laughed and talked, and I had the skeleton of a whole turkey on a newspaper that Susan spread on the carpet. 

(Definition of “dining table” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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