the dinner table Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the dinner tablenoun [S]

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the ​table at which the ​mainmeal of the ​day is ​served, or the ​occasion when this ​meal is ​served: They ​sat around the ​dinnertable, ​arguing about ​politics. No ​phones at the ​dinnertable! We usually ​talk about the day's ​events over the ​dinnertable.
(Definition of the dinner table from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the dinner table”
in Chinese (Simplified) 餐桌, 正餐时间…
in Chinese (Traditional) 餐桌, 正餐時間…
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