V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: (v.) 1. to hold something back until a later time; 2. to remove from consideration; (n.) an organization of data in columns and rows

Synonyms: (v.) shelve, hold, postpone, defer

Antonyms: (v.) address, consider

Tips: When used as a verb, the word table means "to postpone indefinitely." This meaning came from the English parliamentary term of "laying something on the table for discussion." In American English, it has come to mean "to put something away for later discussion." In business, you will often see the noun table, a spreadsheet or document in which data is aligned in rows and columns.

Usage Examples:

Since we can't come to an agreement, let's table this subject for now. (shelve, hold) verb

I think we need to table this issue until we have the funds to address it properly. (postpone, defer) verb

We tabled the suggestion for discussion at a later time. (shelved, deferred) verb

I have organized all of the data in a table to make it easier to read. (a format of columns and rows) noun

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