Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small table, usually placed at either end of a couch or beside a chair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small table placed beside a chair or at each end of a sofa

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Examples

  • Loris waved aside Chenille's sunburn, tossing the largest fragment of the bookend onto the rosewood end table at Maytera Marble's elbow.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • As he walked toward the kitchen he noticed a framed, sepia-tinted wedding photo on an end table next to the sofa, Rose and his father, Pap.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Brine set his wineglass and his pipe on the end table and picked up a cotton-wrapped smelling-salt capsule.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • The phone sat on an end table and he called the familiar number of their favorite pizza place.

    Annie, Get Your Guy & Messing Around With Max

  • The boy was fiddling with objects on an end table — thimbles and thread spools — arranging them by progression of color, so smart that he had to keep occupied even while on the receiving end of a lecture.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The only decoration is an odd-looking piece right next to the bed: an end table made out of a slab of unevenly cut marble and thin crisscrosses of black lacquer wood for the legs.

    The Joy Luck Club

  • Mayala was shaking her head, but Jake rose and went to the antique rotary phone on the end table and held up the receiver.

    THE LAST GREAT GETAWAY of the WATER BALLOON BOYS

  • Anju went to an end table by the fireplace and looked at an answering machine next to a neon-pink phone.

    THE LAST GREAT GETAWAY of the WATER BALLOON BOYS

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