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dining table

a table, especially one seating several persons, where meals are served and eaten, especially the major or more formal meals.
Origin of dining table
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She cleared off the dining table, sharpened pencils, brought two 208 tablets and insisted that everybody come out and help.

    Mary Jane's City Home Clara Ingram Judson
  • As for the dining table, it was dark, old-fashioned walnut, as were the chairs.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We ate our bread and strawberry jam and milk from one end of the dining table.

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
  • Somebody was thoughtful; there was a high chair at the dining table.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • It was half as broad as a dining table, with one side grayish-white and the other slate color.

  • Mrs. Raymond left the dining table to see the young couple off.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • You had to cook his hoofs and all to do that; but why don't you spread the dining table?

    Through Apache Lands R. H. Jayne

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