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Meaning of "refectory table" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REFECTORY TABLE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REFECTORY TABLE

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Refectory table is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REFECTORY TABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Refectory table

A refectory table is a highly elongated table used originally for dining in monasteries in Medieval times. In the Late Middle Ages the table gradually became a banqueting or feasting table in castles and other noble residences. The original table manufacture was by hand and created of oak or walnut; the design is based on a trestle-style. Typically the table legs are supported by circumferential stretchers positioned very low to the floor.

Definition of refectory table in the English dictionary

The definition of refectory table in the dictionary is a long narrow dining table supported by two trestles joined by a stretcher or set into a base.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REFECTORY TABLE

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refection
refectioner
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refeed
refeel
refel
refence
refer
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referable
referee
refereeeing
reference
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reference library
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WORDS THAT END LIKE REFECTORY TABLE

able
acceptable
accountable
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charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
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profitable
stable
suitable
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uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «refectory table» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REFECTORY TABLE

Find out the translation of refectory table to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of refectory 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 «refectory table» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食堂表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mesa de comedor
570 millions of speakers

English

refectory table
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चायख़ाना तालिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طاولة غرفة الطعام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трапезная стол
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mesa de refeitório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভোজনকক্ষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

table de réfectoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Refectory
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Refektorium Tisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

食堂のテーブル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구내 식당 테이블
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Refleksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bảng phòng ăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறுவனம், துறவி மடம் ஆகியவற்றில் உள்ள உணவுக் கூடம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिमटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yemekhane
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tavolo fratino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

refektarz stół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

трапезна стіл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

masă trapeza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραπεζαρία τραπέζι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eetsaal tafel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

refektoriet tabell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

langbord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of refectory table

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REFECTORY TABLE»

The term «refectory table» is normally little used and occupies the 125.619 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REFECTORY TABLE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REFECTORY TABLE»

Discover the use of refectory table in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to refectory table and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Robert Adam: The Search for a Modern Classicism
Clockwise from above: Refectory table. Designed for the architect's own house in a renaissance style. The table is in English oak and can be dismantled for ease of transport. Ceremonial chair. A presentation chair derived from renaissance ...
Richard John, 2010
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Food in the Arts: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on ...
It is the first time that we see Christ and the Disciples sitting at the long refectory table, similar to the ones at which the monks themselves would have eaten. This arrangement of the figures became the standard for the theme, as it developed in  ...
Harlan Walker, 1999
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Cave Monasteries of Byzantine Cappadocia
This, placed at the right of the back wall, suggests that the refectory table and benches ran along the right wall (they may still exist, buried under the silt). The refectory is now entered through the upper part of its forward wall, from the rough  ...
Lyn Rodley, 2010
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Women and Faith: Catholic Religious Life in Italy from Late ...
As the miracle of feeding follows the topos of Christ's miracle, so the saints' refectory table is wed to the Lord's own table.41 Before the refectory table ever was the "good place for reflection" painters were so fond of depicting, it was also a ...
Lucetta Scaraffia, Gabriella Zarri, 1999
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Life and Society in Byzantine Cappadocia
A small projection visible in 2001 hanging from the ceiling directly over the west bench of the table suggests the refectory of Karanlık Kilise was a modified hall; the eastern portion of the refectory (table and benches) was an addition.
J. Eric Cooper, Michael J. Decker, 2012
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Collected Fictions
... a fellow not uninformed, for example, in a not very reliable way, of what style of table a refectory table would in fact be and rightly guessing that this wretched thing the three of them were sitting at, that it was no refectory table at all, not at all,  ...
Gordon Lish, 2010
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Weasels
... as they filed into the refectory and took their pre-assigned seats at a long and ancient refectory table. „I rather dislike name cards” remarked Jean-Marie to his neighbour on the right, „but they do have the advantage that the deaf and dumb ...
Aleksei Baranov, 2012
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Business Classics:
Or if you are an ardent admirer of Early Italian architecture and have built yourself a Fifteenth Century stone-floored and frescoed or tapestry-hung dining room, you must set your long refectory table with a "runner" of old hand-linen and altar ...
Publishthis, 2013
9
Robinson Crusoe In Suburbia
She had added wistfully, “Now what I'd really like, if we could ever afford it, is a plain old refectory table, you know the kind you'd find in a school or a monastery.” And that's what he set about doing, working often through 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. for ...
Howard S. Rowland, 2011
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Lace and Lace Making
There can also be on a refectory table a runner or scarf of such handsome heavy lace, rather in the ecclesiastical manner. A large Duchesse scarf of the 19th century looks very well for a buffet supper party on a long refectory table; see Plate ...
Marian Powys, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REFECTORY TABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term refectory table is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jane Green's Creaky Cottage
“I love old houses,” she said, sitting at the handsome antique refectory table in her kitchen. “But we couldn't find anything that was old and big enough for our ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Argentina's National Obsession: Polo, the Sport of Kings
The rooms (though lovely in their authenticity) and the food (though delicious and served communally at a large refectory table) have, by the Bakers' design, ... «Condé Nast Traveler, May 15»
3
17th century table once owned by the Countess of Warwick to be …
AN early 17th century oak refectory table once owned by the Countess of Warwick at Easton Lodge is one of the highlights of a sale taking place at Sworders ... «Herts and Essex Observer, Feb 15»
4
An architect-designer duo helps turn a dark and gloomy Beacon Hill …
... sheers from Donghia were hung behind a French walnut refectory table. ... The modern Christian Liaigre reading light and slate-top table complement the ... «Boston magazine's Boston Daily, Dec 14»
5
Otterbein home is tranquil, with a focus on art
A large seascape in soft peach tones hangs over the sofa, and an abstract painting of a marshland rests over a refectory table. The sofa, chairs and a Shaker ... «Baltimore Sun, Nov 14»
6
Shopping for Rotten Vegetables to Cook a Feast for Monks
The monks keep a place for me at the long refectory table, next to Brother Damian. He smiles when I take a seat, bumps my knee, and flashes a surreptitious ... «Vanity Fair, Nov 14»
7
31st Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Auction
Furniture: 18th C. Phil. mahogany tea table, piecrust top, compressed ball, ... base; early walnut carved Spanish refectory table with drawers; French or Swedish ... «Maine Antique Digest, Nov 14»
8
For the Pollans, informal dinner is a family affair
When their old refectory table could no longer be expanded to accommodate their growing brood of 21, which includes children, grandchildren, and in-laws, they ... «Boston Globe, Oct 14»
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Oak furniture goes under the hammer in Shrewsbury
Two further pieces include a George III oak cwpwrdd deuddarn (BOTH CORR) and a 17th century two plank refectory table, valued at up to £2,500 each. «shropshirestar.com, Sep 14»
10
A Dream Home in Australia
The casual living room, shown here, includes a 19th-century, oak refectory table that came from a boarding school in England. 'You can see where the kids have ... «Wall Street Journal, Apr 14»

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