American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cloth to cover a table, especially during a meal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horizontal sheet of cloud spreading over the top of Table Mountain, southwest of Cape Town, South Africa, and hanging down over the precipitous cliffs of the northeast front of the mountain. Its formation is due to the fact that the southwest winds bring just enough moisture to form cloud when they are pushed up to the height of the table-land that forms the summit of the mountain; and as these winds descend on the northeast front, the warming of the air, by compression or otherwise, evaporates the cloudy particles and gives a definite outline to the lower edge of the cloud.
- n. A cloth for covering the top of a table. Especially, a cloth, usually of linen, to be laid upon a table preparatory to setting out the service for a meal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cloth for covering a table, especially one with which a table is covered before the dishes, etc., are set on for meals.
- n. a covering spread over a dining table
- From table + cloth. (Wiktionary)
“If the window has new drapes, then the tablecloth is not.”
“The clear plastic over a lovely tablecloth is a good idea.”
“First Nations said ... do they make a loin tablecloth? martha stewart wants to know. its a good thang.”
“When they gave up, they covered him with a white linen tablecloth from the dining car.”
“So what I want to think when I hear that Cath’s babies are dead, Martin goes on, tossing pieces of the red label onto the tablecloth, is that it’s God’s will, right?”
“Shouldn’t we be focusing on bigger issues than whether or not burning a tablecloth is legal?”
“The tablecloth was a very old one, darned in a score places.”
“But the knives on the tablecloth were the usual restaurant knives with rounded ends and about as deadly as pieces of hoop-iron.”
“Dick now perceived that the tablecloth was a little the worse for wear, and reflecting for a moment, concluded that”
“The yellow Formica table is covered with a plain white tablecloth, which is in turn covered with a white lace tablecloth.”
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