set the table

set the table
v. prepare the table for a meal

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • set the table — set plates and cutlery on the table    If you will set the table, I won t ask you to wash the dishes …   English idioms

  • set the table — to put dishes, knives, forks, and spoons on a table before a meal. You make the salad and I ll set the table …   New idioms dictionary

  • set the table — to put all the dishes, forks, knives etc needed for a meal onto a table …   English dictionary

  • set the table — …   Useful english dictionary

  • laid the table — set the table, prepared the table for a meal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lay the table — set the table for a meal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To lay on the table — Table Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set the fashion — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set the teeth on edge — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set the watch — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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