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ta·ble·cloth

 (tā′bəl-klôth′, -klŏth′)
n.
A cloth to cover a table, especially during a meal.

tablecloth

(ˈteɪbəlˌklɒθ)
n
a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp during meals

ta•ble•cloth

(ˈteɪ bəlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n., pl. -cloths (-ˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs)
a cloth for covering the top of a table.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tablecloth - a covering spread over a dining tabletablecloth - a covering spread over a dining table
napery, table linen - linens for the dining table
tea cloth - a small tablecloth
Translations
غِطَاءُ الـمائِدَةغَطاء المائِدَه
ubrus
dugborddug
pöytäliina
stolnjak
abroszasztalterítő
borîdúkur
テーブルクロス
식탁보
obrus
prt
bordsduk
ผ้าปูโต๊ะ
khăn trải bàn

tablecloth

[ˈteɪblklɒθ] Nmantel m

tablecloth

[ˈteɪbəlklɒθ] nnappe ftable dancing ndanse f sur tabletable d'hôte [ˌtɑːbəlˈdəʊt]
adj [menu] → à prix fixe
n [tables d'hôte] [ˌtɑːbəlzˈdəʊt] (pl) → repas m à prix fixetable football nbaby-foot mtable lamp nlampe f de tabletable manners npl
to have good table manners → savoir se tenir à table
He has good table manners → Il sait se tenir à table.
to have no table manners → ne pas savoir se tenir à table

tablecloth

[ˈteɪblˌklɒθ] ntovaglia

table

(ˈteibl) noun
1. a piece of furniture consisting of a flat, horizontal surface on legs used eg to put food on at meals, or for some games. Put all the plates on the table.
2. a statement of facts or figures arranged in columns etc. The results of the experiments can be seen in table 5.
3. the people sitting at a table. The whole table heard what he said.
ˈtablecloth noun
a cloth for covering a table, usually for a meal. an embroidered tablecloth.
table linen
tablecloths, napkins etc. They gave us table linen as a wedding present.
ˈtablespoon noun
1. a large spoon, used eg for serving food.
2. a tablespoonful. Add a tablespoon of sugar.
ˈtablespoonful noun
the amount that will fill a tablespoon. two tablespoonfuls of jam.
table tennis
a game played on a table with small bats and a light ball; ping pong.
lay/set the table
to put a tablecloth, plates, knives, forks etc on a table for a meal. The meal is ready – will you lay the table?

tablecloth

غِطَاءُ الـمائِدَة ubrus borddug Tischdecke τραπεζομάντηλο mantel pöytäliina nappe stolnjak tovaglia テーブルクロス 식탁보 tafelkleed bordduk obrus toalha de mesa скатерть bordsduk ผ้าปูโต๊ะ masa örtüsü khăn trải bàn 台布
References in classic literature ?
The commander in chief and his aides soon spread the tablecloth with an inviting array of eatables and drinkables, prettily decorated with green leaves.
just as you please; i'm sorry i cant spare ye a tablecloth for a mattress, and it's a plaguy rough board here --feeling of the knots and notches.
But the surprise rose higher still when the dame, with a body oozing easy indifference at every pore, but eyes that gave it all away by absolutely flaming with vanity, slowly unfolded an actual simon-pure tablecloth and spread it.
Dashwood could think of no other question, and Thomas and the tablecloth, now alike needless, were soon afterwards dismissed.
There was another thing I could have wished, namely, that Jip had never been encouraged to walk about the tablecloth during dinner.
The most prominent object was a long table with a tablecloth spread on it, as if a feast had been in preparation when the house and the clocks all stopped together.
At the other end of the table was a partly unfolded tablecloth, a plate, a tumbler, a knife and fork, salt- cellar, mustard and a chair--in short, preparations for one person's supper.
It seems to me, senor, that all these mishaps that have befallen us of late have been without any doubt a punishment for the offence committed by your worship against the order of chivalry in not keeping the oath you made not to eat bread off a tablecloth or embrace the queen, and all the rest of it that your worship swore to observe until you had taken that helmet of Malandrino's, or whatever the Moor is called, for I do not very well remember.
He was going on as I came out of my front door, lugging my treasures, done up in a tablecloth.
In fact, a page, who was pouring out wine for his royal highness, on hearing the jingling of spurs in the next chamber, turned round like a child, without perceiving that he was continuing to pour out, not into the glass, but upon the tablecloth.
Strickland ordered dinner without comment, and since it was a real dinner, with white tablecloth attached, we sat down.
The incessant crash and jar of these cakes almost drowned the ripping sound of sheets of pack-ice driven bodily under the floe as cards are hastily pushed under a tablecloth.