Definition of Round table

1. Noun. A meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views. "A roundtable on the future of computing"

2. Noun. (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights.
Exact synonyms: King Arthur's Round Table
Generic synonyms: Table
Category relationships: Fable, Legend

Definition of Round table

1. Noun. A conference at which participants of similar status discuss and exchange views ¹

2. Noun. A television show segment in which pundits or reporters discuss current events. ¹

3. Noun. (&lit round table) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Round Table

round of applause
round of applauses
round of drinks
round of golf
round off
round out
round pelvis
round pneumonia
round pronator muscle
round robin
round robins
round scad
round shape
round shot
round steak
round table (current term)
round tables
round the Horn
round the bend
round the clock
round the twist
round top
round trip
round trips
round tuit
round tuits
round turn
round turns
round up
round whitefish

Literary usage of Round table

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

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... of-the round table. There wore 150 knights who had "sieges" at the table. ... Harcourt's round table. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"422 THE round table FOR FINE SLIME 422 Construction of Slime Plant at Great Falls 424 Tests on Wood, Linoleum, and Cement Decks 426 Central Feed Apron ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1830)
"... OF ARTHUR'S round table. BLEST be the times, for ever past away, When England boasted of her proud array Of noble knights and chiefs of nigh renown, ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1831)
"THE solemnity of the round table, so celebrated in romantic history, was common to all the various ages of chivalry, and particularly to that of King Arthur ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"Every nation embraced and adorned the popular romance of Arthur, and the Knights of the round table : their names were celebrated in Greece and Italy ..."

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