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round·ta·ble

 (round′tā′bəl)
n.
1. often round table A conference or discussion involving several participants.
2. Round Table
a. In Arthurian legend, the circular table of King Arthur and his knights.
b. The knights of King Arthur considered as a group.

round table

n
a. a meeting of parties or people on equal terms for discussion
b. (as modifier): a round-table conference.

Round Table

n
1. (European Myth & Legend) (in Arthurian legend) the table of King Arthur, shaped so that his knights could sit around it without any having precedence
2. (European Myth & Legend) Arthur and his knights collectively
3. (Commerce) one of an organization of clubs of young business and professional men who meet in order to further social and business activities and charitable work
4. (Social Welfare) one of an organization of clubs of young business and professional men who meet in order to further social and business activities and charitable work
5. (Commerce) (in New Zealand) an organization of businessmen supporting policies of the New Right
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in New Zealand) an organization of businessmen supporting policies of the New Right

round′ ta`ble


n.
1. a number of persons gathered together for a conference or a discussion of some subject on equal terms.
2. the conference itself.
3. (cap.) a table, made round to avoid quarrels as to precedence, at which King Arthur and his knights sat.
Also, round′ta`ble (for defs. 1,2).
[1250–1300]
round′-ta`ble, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.round table - a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of viewsround table - a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views; "a roundtable on the future of computing"
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
2.Round Table - (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
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On the other side of the room was a round table on which breakfast was already placed, smoking hot.
There are wonderful tidies on the chairs, and gay mats on the floor, and books and cards carefully arranged on a round table, and vases of dried grass on the mantel-piece.
Without undressing, he lay down on the leather sofa in front of a round table, put his big feet in their overboots on the table, and began to reflect.
Slowly, softly she crept forward until her hand came in contact with an object upon a small round table.
Such an individual seated in his arm-chair, his mug of ale frothing on the round table before him, is to be seen in any circuit of five or six miles among these hills, if you go at the right time after dinner.
Often of a long winter's evening we would first have tea at the big round table, and then betake ourselves to our work; the while that, to amuse the child and to keep her out of mischief, the old lady would set herself to tell stories.
There was a large wooden bedstead on which was a billowing red eiderdown, and there was a large wardrobe, a round table, a very small washstand, and two stuffed chairs covered with red rep.
The little round table was laid with a white cloth.
THE Round Table soon heard of the challenge, and of course it was a good deal discussed, for such things interested the boys.
A round table as large as King Arthur's stood in the center of the room; while the waiters were getting ready to serve our dinner on it we all went out to see the renowned clock on the front of the municipal buildings.
It was filled with a large suite covered in green velvet, and in the middle was a round table.
The great hero of the struggle between the Britons and the Saxons was King Arthur, but it was not until many many years after the time in which he lived that all the splendid stories of his knights, of his Round Table, and of his great conquests began to take the form in which we know them.