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  • n. Alternative spelling of table d'hôte.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A common table for guests at a hotel; an ordinary.
  • Now, commonly, a meal, usually of several preselected and fixed courses, in a restaurant, hotel, or the like, for which one pays a fixed price. Sometimes, a meal with optional courses for which one pays a fixed price irrespective of what one orders; but the latter is usuallyt referred to as a pris fixe meal or a a la carte meal. Often used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common table for guests at a hotel; an ordinary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price
  • adj. (of a restaurant meal) complete but with limited choices and at a fixed price

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  • "It is better to have cheap things, as they get ruined here, and not too long skirts. You want a sort of table d'hote gown for dinner, old summer gowns would do."
    —Annabel Venning, Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters Past and Present (London: Headline, 2005), 188

    May 18, 2010