American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A southern constellation between Hydrus and Volans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A table, or something resembling a table. Specifically— In anatomy, the flat grinding surface of one of the molar teeth; the corona, Eccles., the top or upper surface of an altar.
- n. astronomy A summer constellation of the southern sky, originally named after Table Mountain in South Africa. It lies between the constellations of Hydrus and Volans.
- n. Mensa International; an organization for people with very high IQs.
- n. a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere and containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud
- From Latin mensa, "table"; the organization promotes itself as a "round-table" society in which differences in the backgrounds of its members are considered irrelevant. (Wiktionary)
- Latin mēnsa, table. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(I found out many years ago I was qualified to join Mensa but wasn't really interested and have since lost the paperwork which proved my intelligence level.)”
“How do those of us who don't belong in Mensa fix the fact that we will soon be obsoleted by offshore resources?”
““Your high school Vice-Principal suggested you join Mensa (because of his 174 IQ), and you just laughed it off with that joke about being too busy ‘eating Girl Scout cookies’ … but why didn’t you go to college?””
“The exact nature of the explosion, police do not know at this particular stage, what caused this blast in the Frank Sinatra area, it is called, but the actual cafeteria called the Mensa (ph) cafeteria.”
“I wonder if this is some kind of Mensa level ploy to divert attention from the Boylanophillia in the previous thread.”
“This is the kind of Mensa-level question posed by the D.J. on the radio show I sometimes listen to in the A.M. It piqued my curiosity because just mere minutes before there was a commercial for a bariatric surgery clinic that went like this:”
“This is the kind of Mensa-level question posed by the D.J. on the radio show I sometimes listen to in the A.M. It piqued my curiosity because just mere minutes before there was a commercial for a b ...”
“Another question that's bothered me for a while is this: If the "Mensa" people are so smart, why did they pick a stupid name like "Mensa" for their little club?”
“This is really a first for us in terms of working with an organisation such as Mensa," said customer marketing manager Gillian Loudon.”
“West Berkshire's Eastern Area Planning committee will meet tonight (Wednesday) to vote on plans for the new "Mensa" facility, which will build the replacement for Britain's ageing nuclear weapons - while decommissioning old Trident warheads.”
Looking for tweets for Mensa.