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The problem is not scientifically illiterate kids; it is scientifically illiterate adults. Kids are born curious about the natural world. They are always turning over rocks, jumping with two feet into mud puddles and playing with the tablecloth and fine china.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Meaning of "tablecloth" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TABLECLOTH

tablecloth  [ˈteɪbəlˌklɒθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TABLECLOTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tablecloth 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 TABLECLOTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tablecloth

Tablecloth

A tablecloth is a cloth used to cover a table. Some are mainly ornamental coverings, which may also help protect the table from scratches and stains. Other tablecloths are designed to be spread on a dining table before laying out tableware and food. Ornamental tablecloths can be made of almost any material, including delicate fabrics like embroidered silk. Dining cloths are typically made of cotton, a poly-cotton blend, or a PVC-coated material that can be wiped clean, but they can range from functional coverings to fine textiles, as long as they can be laundered. Some cloths are designed as part of an overall table setting, with coordinating napkins, placemats, or other decorative pieces. Special kinds of tablecloth include runners which overhang the table at two ends only and table protectors to provide a padded layer under a normal cloth.

Definition of tablecloth in the English dictionary

The definition of tablecloth in the dictionary is a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp during meals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TABLECLOTH


backcloth
ˈbækˌklɒθ
breechcloth
ˈbriːtʃˌklɒθ
broadcloth
ˈbrɔːdˌklɒθ
cheesecloth
ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ
crumbcloth
ˈkrʌmˌklɒθ
dishcloth
ˈdɪʃˌklɒθ
dustcloth
ˈdʌstˌklɒθ
footcloth
ˈfʊtˌklɒθ
haircloth
ˈhɛəˌklɒθ
hammercloth
ˈhæmərˌklɒθ
headcloth
ˈhedˌklɒθ
loincloth
ˈlɔɪnˌklɒθ
longcloth
ˈlɒŋˌklɒθ
neckcloth
ˈnɛkˌklɒθ
oilcloth
ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ
sackcloth
ˈsækˌklɒθ
saddlecloth
ˈsædəlˌklɒθ
sailcloth
ˈseɪlˌklɒθ
waistcloth
ˈweɪstˌklɒθ
washcloth
ˈwɒʃˌklɒθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TABLECLOTH

table talk
table tennis
table top
table wine
table-rapping
table-turning
tableau
tableau vivant
tableaux
tableaux vivants
tableful
tableland
tableless
tablemat
tablemate
tablespoon
tablespoonful
tablet
tabletopped
tableware

WORDS THAT END LIKE TABLECLOTH

altar cloth
American cloth
bark cloth
cloth
covert cloth
drop cloth
drying-up cloth
emery cloth
face cloth
facecloth
floorcloth
grass cloth
ground cloth
kente cloth
melton cloth
out of whole cloth
sloth
sponge cloth
tea cloth
the cloth
wire cloth

Synonyms and antonyms of tablecloth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tablecloth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TABLECLOTH

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

Translator English - Chinese

台布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mantel
570 millions of speakers

English

tablecloth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेज़पोश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غِطَاءُ الـمائِدَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скатерть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

toalha de mesa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেবিলের আচ্ছাদনবস্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nappe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Taplak meja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tischdecke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テーブルクロス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식탁보
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tablecloth
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khăn trải bàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேசை துணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेबल क्लॉथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

masa örtüsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tovaglia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obrus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скатертина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

față de masă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραπεζομάντηλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tafeldoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bordsduk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bordduk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tablecloth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TABLECLOTH»

The term «tablecloth» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.631 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TABLECLOTH» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «TABLECLOTH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tablecloth.
1
Anton Chekhov
A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
The problem is not scientifically illiterate kids; it is scientifically illiterate adults. Kids are born curious about the natural world. They are always turning over rocks, jumping with two feet into mud puddles and playing with the tablecloth and fine china.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TABLECLOTH»

Discover the use of tablecloth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tablecloth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Vintage Tablecloth Quilts: Kitchen Kitsch to Bedroom Chic : ...
Here you can learn how to convert the best parts of each tablecloth into quilt blocks and applique elements that can be combined with commercial fabrics for extra colour and vibrancy.
Rose Sheifer, Liz Aneloski, 2012
2
Charlemagne's Tablecloth: A Piquant History of Feasting
This is an eclectic collection of feasts from the flamboyant to the eccentric, the delicious to the disgusting, and sometimes just the touchingly ordinary.
Nichola Fletcher, 2014
3
Lotty's Lace Tablecloth
While training to become a lace maker, Lotty makes a special tablecloth to use every Friday night to welcome the Sabbath Queen, but is upset when the Empress Elizabeth insists on buying the tablecloth.
Tami Lehman-Wilzig, 2007
4
All-new Hints from Heloise: A Household Guide for the '90s
As any toddler parent knows, a dangling tablecloth says, "Pull me" to any toddler. To keep small children from giving the tablecloth a disastrous yank after you've set the table for guests, just open the table's groove, as you would to insert an ...
Heloise, 1989
5
The Tablecloth Trick
The unnamed narrator of this fictional tale recalls his childhood spent with Caroline, the center of his universe, and sharing an extraordinary friendship and a recondite sense of wonderment in scientific and ontological inquiry.
Rick Crilly, 2007
6
Sewing for Outdoor Spaces
Tablecloths. for. Umbrella. Tables. Round and oval tables with a center umbrella are found on lots of patios and decks. Here is a tablecloth that is constructed with a center hole for the umbrella's pole. A hook- and-loop tape closure extends ...
Carol Zentgraf
7
Crochet Lace
Abbreviations, 1 39 Adjustable Size Pineapple Tablecloth, 106 Alphabet, 1 25 Angels, 94, 95 Animals, 95, 122-138 Animals on Parade Child's Spread, 120 Baskets, 1 2, 46 Bedspreads Animals on Parade Child's Spread, 120 Elegance ...
Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss, 2008
8
Physics Demonstrations: A Sourcebook for Teachers of Physics
1.6. Beaker. and. Tablecloth. A glass beaker, partially filled with colored water, rests near the edge of a table on a cloth that you rapidly pull out from underneath the beaker without spilling the water or breaking the beaker, illustrating Newton's  ...
Julien C. Sprott, 2006
9
Sewing with Oilcloth
20 fresh patterns to sew a variety of fun and functional projects with oilcloth Sewing with Oilcloth covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth.
Kelly McCants, 2013
10
The New Step-by-Step Home Decorating Projects - Singer
One oval tablecloth is cut to make the swag and two cascade panels for this valance, as shown on page l20. The onh sewing required is stitching the rod pocke I and the side hems on the cascades. This salance is best suited for wide windows ...
Creative Publishing international Creative Publishing International

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TABLECLOTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tablecloth is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tunisia terror attack: Scots ex-soldier used TABLECLOTH to treat …
A SCOTS ex-soldier who used tablecloths to cover victims of the massacre has relived the hellish scenes he witnessed. Red Cross trainer Brian Harrison, 56, ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jun 15»
2
There's a 117-Foot-Long Sculpture Made of Plastic Tablecloths in …
If you find yourself in Times Square this summer, you just might spy Crystal Wagner's Wild Efflux, a bold, 117-foot-long sculptural installation scaling the walls ... «artnet News, Jun 15»
3
Can a “white tablecloth” Marlowe burger be scaled to a fast-food item?
Can a “white tablecloth” Marlowe burger be scaled to a fast-food item? By Michael Bauer on June 16, 2015 4:25 AM. — · Print. «SFGate, Jun 15»
4
Autographed tablecloth a unique memento of retiring violinist's career
The collecting wasn't the unique part — it was having people sign a 41/2-foot-square tablecloth and then embroidering the signatures that set her hobby apart. «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 15»
5
5 Days, 5 Ways: How to Wear Gingham Without Looking Like a …
In fashion, oftentimes there's a very fine line between being on-trend and looking like a '50s tablecloth. When it comes to one of this season's biggest ... «E! Online, May 15»
6
Tablecloth project turns into lesson in community activism
The work began over a decade ago. Today, they are sewing some of the 45 names that will grace the tablecloth's edge. The names represent everyone who has ... «Tampabay.com, Apr 15»
7
Why we need to reform the upper house ballot and get rid of the …
Last time we had a "tablecloth", the 1999 NSW election, it inspired reform of dubious utility. The bar was raised for party registration, which clearly hasn't been ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 15»
8
11 Ways to Make a Tablecloth Part of Your Everyday Routine
We're obsessed with tablecloths, whether a cherished hand-me-down or a new purchase. You'd be shocked at what a little creativity and hard work can do when ... «POPSUGAR, Mar 15»
9
Is the return of tablecloths a new restaurant trend?
For the past decade, restaurants with tablecloths have been branded as old-fashioned. All the young chefs — including at the four-star Benu and Saison, ... «SFGate, Mar 15»
10
After 29 years, white-linen tablecloth restaurant closes in Five Points
“That was the white tablecloth place, with flounder and champagne,” he said. “It was a special occasion, celebration place.” For 29 years, the family owned ... «The State, Jan 15»

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