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I'm not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life's too short and we've got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work.
Jane Asher

Meaning of "on the table" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE TABLE

on the table play
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WHAT DOES ON THE TABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Table (parliamentary procedure)

In parliamentary procedure, a motion to table has two different and contradictory meanings: ▪ In the United States, to table usually means the to lay on the table or to move for postponement of consideration; a proposal to suspend consideration of a pending motion. Much less often, it means a motion to "put on the table": a proposal to begin consideration, a usage consistent with the rest of the English-speaking world. ▪ In the rest of the English-speaking world such as the United Kingdom, to table means to move to place upon the table: a proposal to begin consideration of a proposal. Both the American and the British dialects have the sense of "to table" as to lay on the table or to cause to lie on the table. The difference is the idea of what the table is for, that of a shelf off to the side, or an active work bench. The British meaning has the sense of the table as being an active work bench, with the topic being the centre of attention, considered and discussed by all until it can be resolved, at which point it is taken off the 'table'.

Definition of on the table in the English dictionary

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE TABLE

on the spur of the moment
on the square
on the starboard bow
on the stocks
on the streets
on the strength of
on the stroke of
on the stump
on the sunny side of
on the surface
on the tiles
on the tip of one´s tongue
on the town
on the track of
on the trot
on the turn
on the understanding that
on the up and up
on the upgrade
on the wagon

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE TABLE

able
acceptable
accountable
adjustable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
palatable
portable
printable
profitable
reputable
stable
suitable
table
timetable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of on the table in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on the table» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE TABLE

Find out the translation of on the table to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the table from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «on the table» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sobre la mesa
570 millions of speakers

English

on the table
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेज पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على الطاولة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на столе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

na tabela
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেবিলের উপর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sur la table
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

di atas meja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf dem Tisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テーブルの上に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테이블에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ing meja
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên bàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேசையின் மேல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेबलावर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

masanın üstünde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sul tavolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na stole
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на столі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe masă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στο τραπέζι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die tafel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på bordet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på bordet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the table

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE TABLE»

The term «on the table» is very widely used and occupies the 167 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE TABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about on the table

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10 QUOTES WITH «ON THE TABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the table.
1
Lord Acton
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
2
Tori Amos
I'm not like a poker player. I'm not into bluff. My way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I'm intending to go. My cards are always on the table.
3
Jane Asher
I'm not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life's too short and we've got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work.
4
Simon Baker
Well, capitalism is going to grow and grow. The nature of it is that the guy who has the most poker chips on the table has more leverage than everyone else. He can eventually outbluff everyone else and outraise everyone else at the table. That's what has happened and it needs to be corrected.
5
Robert Ballard
I believe in just enriching the economy. And we're leaving so much on the table, 72 percent of the planet.
6
Robby Benson
I've learned to sell my music, I've learned to direct, I've written screenplays... All of this fulfilled my artistic needs but also put food on the table.
7
Peter Bondra
I just cannot have an offer on the table and just let it go.
8
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.
9
Scott Brooks
You worked every day to earn what's on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing. And I wouldn't change it. I would not change it for anything.
10
Alton Brown
I say grace. I'm a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I'm pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I'm also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE TABLE»

Discover the use of on the table in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the table and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Statistics on the Table: The History of Statistical Concepts ...
This lively collection of essays examines statistical ideas with an ironic eye for their essence and what their history can tell us for current disputes.
Stephen M. Stigler, 2002
2
Pricing with Confidence: 10 Ways to Stop Leaving Money on ...
This is a proven plan for increasing sales without sacrificing profits. Pricing with Confidence Pricing is hard. If you get it wrong, you lose profits, revenue, or both. This book is your road map for getting pricing right.
Reed Holden, Mark Burton, 2008
3
Put the Moose on the Table: Lessons in Leadership from a ...
"This is the book that needed to be written in this time of tribulation for American business.... a must-read.
Randall L. Tobias, Todd Tobias, 2003
4
Cards on the Table (Poirot)
A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players...
Agatha Christie, 2010
5
Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work
That's the premise of this new book from acclaimed author Jim Clemmer. Moose on the Table is one manager’s story of finding and overcoming fear — one tiny step at a time.
Jim Clemmer, 2007
6
Blood On The Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's ...
This is the behind-the-scenes chronicle of public service and private vendettas, of blood in the streets and back-room bloodbaths, and of the criminal cases that made history and headlines.
Colin Evans, 2008
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On the table
This book surveys table design and place settings From the modern era -- representing such designers as Charles Eames, Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson, Robert Venturi, Maya Lin, Isamu Noguchi, Eva Ziesel, and others.
Mark Robbins, Paola Antonelli, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, 1999
8
Never Leave Money on the Table - How to Grow Any Business ...
Make More Money With Your Business! This book is your guide to inject new life into your business and have it operating at its true potential. In this book, you'll learn.
David Hooper, 2009
9
French Food: On the Table, on the Page, and in French Culture
More than a book about food alone, French Food uses diet as a window into issues of nationality, literature, and culture in France and abroad.
Lawrence R. Schehr, Allen S. Weiss, 2001
10
The Art of the Table: A Complete Guide to Table Setting, ...
A comprehensive guide to the dinner table covers manners, settings, tableware, history, and lore.
Suzanne Von Drachenfels, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE TABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the table is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Harsh Truths: Failure Is Always on the Table When Opening a …
After relocating her hit New York City restaurant, Amanda Cohen asks what role failure plays in the restaurant business. I sometimes question ... «Eater, Jul 15»
2
Jayson Stark: a Chase Utley trade is still on the table
Some might look at Chase Utley's numbers in this, his 13th year playing professional baseball, and think his value as a trade asset has ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
3
Is Britney Spears Leaving Las Vegas? New Contract On the Table
What happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily stay in Vegas forever. E! News can confirm that Britney Spears is in talks to extend her residency at ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
4
Top tips on tipping around the world
In France service is included in the bill and goes to the owner, so it's usual to leave cash for staff on the table. Photograph: John Sones Singing ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
US diplomat pushes Canada for dairy, poultry access as TPP talks …
... the Canadian government was signalling to prospective negotiating partners that everything would be on the table. For months, New Zealand ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
6
James Holmes trial: Death penalty still on the table
(CNN) —The death penalty remains on the table for Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes after a new verdict in the case Thursday. «WGAL Lancaster, Jul 15»
7
Trump keeps third-party bid on the table
Donald Trump's comments about John McCain over the weekend made plenty of headlines, but there was something else the Republican ... «MSNBC, Jul 15»
8
De Blasio Determined To Regulate Uber, Expansion Cap "Still On
De Blasio Determined To Regulate Uber, Expansion Cap "Still On The Table". by Emma Whitford in News on Jul 23, 2015 1:30 pm. 072315deblasio.jpeg (AP). «Gothamist, Jul 15»
9
Americans Leaving Millions of Paid Vacation Hours on the Table
Research shows millions of Americans leave millions of vacation hours on the table, which Project Time Off says harms the economy. «KULR-TV, Jul 15»
10
Shifting car production abroad on the table as Ford, UAW begin …
From left: UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles, UAW President Dennis Williams, Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford and Ford Motor Co ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. On the table [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/on-the-table>. Apr 2019 ».
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