Definition of High table

1. Noun. A dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform; seats are reserved for distinguished persons.

Group relationships: Dining-hall
Generic synonyms: Board, Dining Table

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Literary usage of High table

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"(F. — L. — Gk.) Now used of the raised platform on which the high table ... OF deis, dois, a high table. —L. discus, a quoit, platter; in late L., a table. ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1884)
"This was the high table for distinguished guests, placed lengthways across the end of the hall opposite the entrance, and usually on a raised platform. ..."

3. Illustrated New Mexico by William Gillet Ritch, New Mexico Bureau of Immigration (1883)
"The ranges generally rise from 2000 to 5000 feet above the mesas and high table-lands. ... high table ..."

4. A History of Winchester College by Arthur Francis Leach (1899)
"At that time, and until the seventeenth century, a distinction was drawn between the high table, the Fellows' Table, the Clerks' Table, and the Scholars' ..."

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