Definition of Coffee table

1. Noun. Low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served.

Exact synonyms: Cocktail Table
Generic synonyms: Table

Definition of Coffee table

1. Noun. A long, low table, often placed before seating in a living room, on which drinks may be served, and magazines etc placed. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coffee Table

coffee makers
coffee mill
coffee morning
coffee mug
coffee pot
coffee pots
coffee ring
coffee roll
coffee rose
coffee royal
coffee senna
coffee shop
coffee shops
coffee stall
coffee substitute
coffee table (current term)
coffee table book
coffee table books
coffee tables
coffee tree
coffee urn
coffeed out

Literary usage of Coffee table

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. All about Coffee by William Harrison Ukers (1922)
"... 1833; and his "Manager Classen and His Family at the Afternoon coffee table", ... at the coffee table"; John Philipp's "Old Woman with Coffee Cup"; ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Ulloa '. there's that sweep resting his soot-bag on the coffee-table. ... Och ! blood an nouns now! if they hav'n't upset the coffee-table. ..."

3. The Memoirs of the Baroness Cecile de Courtot, Lady-in-waiting to the by Moritz von Kaisenberg, Cécile de Courtot, Jessie Haynes (1900)
"How often have I not heard descriptions of that coffee-table from my mother and my grandmother, who both remembered it well! In the middle of the big garden ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1905)
"Each member of a club provides a light lunch, known as a coffee-table, in his rooms on a set day and his fellow clubmen are free to use it if they feel so ..."

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