Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the table about which sat King Arthur and his knights. See Knights of the Round Table, under Knight.
  • n. See Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

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  • n. a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
  • n. (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
  • n. a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views

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Examples

  • This time, we're looking at some pretty medieval badness here in Camelot-King Arthur's gone missing, the Round Table is a lost cause and evil sorcerors are running riot all over the land.

    Screenhead

  • Also Merlin made the Round Table in tokening of roundness of the world, for by the Round Table is the world signified by right, for all the world, Christian and heathen, repair unto the Round Table; and when they are chosen to be of the fellowship of the Round Table they think them more blessed and more in worship than if they had gotten half the world; and ye have seen that they have lost their fathers and their mothers, and all their kin, and their wives and their children, for to be of your fellowship.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • ALSO Merlin made the Round Table in tokening of roundness of the world, for by the Round Table is the world signified by right, for all the world, Christian and heathen, repair unto the Round Table; and when they are chosen to be of the fellowship of the Round Table they think them more blessed and more in worship than if they had gotten half the world; and ye have seen that they have lost their fathers and their mothers, and all their kin, and their wives and their children, for to be of your fellowship.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 2

  • Along with fellow academics, Knight compares the potency of the Robin Hood tales to the legends of King Arthur and the Round Table, and suggests that the sexual betrayal at the centre of the saga of Arthur and Guinevere might well have seemed too hot to handle in the Victorian era.

    Ridley Scott's Maid Marian for our time

  • The knights of the Round Table sought a quest and then lived it -- to the ends of the Earth.

    Robert Fuller: Quests and Questions: A Path to Your Self

  • Few know that the 12 "Dancing Stones" which Merlin brought across the Sea were those to a Song; known as the Song of Moses; and the 12 have to do with the 12 seats of the Round Table as the 12 Hours of the Day.

    A Review of Justin E. Griffin's book "The Grail Procession"

  • It is the international socialism as represented in Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BIS, Round Table groups et al who advise and control governments.

    [after the destruction] come the calls for the dismantling

  • Arthur and his Round Table could not make stand against them.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • So, exhilerated by this experience, one of the members of the Round Table review group, Mike of Mel's Diner, decided to test some recipes as a way of illustrating some truths of French bourgeois cookery by way of the classic text Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • BLITZER: Jack, stand by, the Round Table in the next hour and more of The Cafferty File.

    CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2007

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