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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 ?
She kissed him, then seated herself again, and took another tablecloth on her lap, unfolding it a little way to look at the pattern, while the children stood by in mute wretchedness, their minds quite filled for the moment with the words "beggars" and "workhouse.
Jay, aware that impropriety is the soul of wit, made observations in tones hardly above a whisper that might well have tinged the snowy tablecloth with a rosy hue.
She was leaning forward with a grape between her teeth, towards the tiny animal who was trying in vain to balance his absurdly shaped little body upon the tablecloth.
You mustn't give me credit for the tablecloth and spoons and castors, because they come for you from the coffee-house.
And in this kitchen, Kit sat himself down at a table as white as a tablecloth, to eat cold meat, and drink small ale, and use his knife and fork the more awkwardly, because there was an unknown Barbara looking on and observing him.
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.
Dashwood could think of no other question, and Thomas and the tablecloth, now alike needless, were soon afterwards dismissed.
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.
She soon finished her eating, and having a consciousness that Clare was regarding her, began to trace imaginary patterns on the tablecloth with her forefinger with the constraint of a domestic animal that perceives itself to be watched.
He waited for her to move, but she sat in silence, staring at the white tablecloth.
She drummed nervously upon the tablecloth with her fingers.