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Doily vs Table - What's the difference?

doily | table |

As a noun doily

is a small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or bowls; or to decorate a plate of food.

As a verb table is




Alternative forms

* doyley


  • A small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or bowls; or to decorate a plate of food.
  • table


    (wikipedia table)


    (en noun)
  • Furniture with a top surface to accommodate a variety of uses.
  • # An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
  • #* , chapter=6
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=He had one hand on the bounce bottle—and he'd never let go of that since he got back to the table —but he had a handkerchief in the other and was swabbing his deadlights with it.}}
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), chapter=Foreword
  • , title= The China Governess , passage=A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, […].}}
  • # A flat tray which can be used as a table.
  • # (poker, metonym)  The lineup of players at a given table.
  • # A group of people at a table, for example for a meal or game.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • # A service of Holy Communion.
  • A two-dimensional presentation of data.
  • # A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
  • #* 1997 , Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault , page 69 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
  • I’m using mathesis — a universal science of measurement and order …
    And there is also taxinomia a principle of classification and ordered tabulation.
    Knowledge replaced universal resemblance with finite differences. History was arrested and turned into tables
    Western reason had entered the age of judgement.
  • # A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.
  • # (computing)  A lookup table, most often a set of vectors.
  • # (sports)  A visual representation of a classification of teams or individuals based on their success over a predetermined period.
  • #* {{quote-news, year=2011, date=April 10, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle , passage=On this evidence they will certainly face tougher tests, as a depleted Newcastle side seemed to bask in the relative security of being ninth in the table .}}
  • (musical instruments)  The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
  • (backgammon)  One half of a backgammon board, which is divided into the inner and outer table.
  • Synonyms

    * (computing) grid, vector


    * (furniture) furniture * (computing) array


    * (computing) hashtable

    Derived terms

    {{der3, billiard table , bring to the table , Cayley table , coffee table , data table , dining table , dinner table , division table , dressing table , drop-leaf table , drink under the table , end table , examining table , file allocation table , function table , hash table , league table , log table , lookup table , multiplication table , off the table , periodic table , pier table , pool table , pound the table , put one's cards on the table , rainbow table , round table , shake table , tablecloth/table cloth , , table dancer , table decoration , table football , table-hop , table lamp , table linen , table manners , table mountain , table of contents , table salt , table saw , table stakes , table talk , table tennis , table wine , tablespoon , tabletop , tableward , tableware , talk someone under the table , tea table , tide table , timetable/time table/time-table , toilet table , tray-table , truth table , turn the tables , under the table , vanity table , wait tables , water table , occasional table}} (table)

    Coordinate terms

    * (furniture) chair


  • To put on a table.
  • (Carlyle)
  • (British, Canada) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table ).
  • The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will start discussing it now.
  • (US) To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
  • The legislature tabled the amendment, so they will not be discussing it until later.
    The motion was tabled, ensuring that it would not be taken up until a later date.
  • To tabulate; to put into a table.
  • to table fines
  • To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • tabled and pictured in the chambers of meditation
  • To supply with food; to feed.
  • (Milton)
  • (carpentry) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
  • To enter upon the docket.
  • to table charges against someone
  • (nautical) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the bolt-rope.
  • See also

    * tabula rasa