from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long low table, often placed before a sofa. Also called cocktail table.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served


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  • Datura waved the sisters to the couch by a glass coffee table piled with books on night-blooming plants.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • When Travis from Video World put his feet up on the coffee table and almost knocked over a hurricane vase, I barked, Careful.

    it’s not summer wi thout you

  • There is a coffee table and a thirteen-inch color television set.


  • Reaching out, she picked up the small, gold-cased alarm clock sitting on the coffee table to check the time.

    The Best Way to Lose

  • Cara bared her teeth at him and leaned over to grab the economy-size Vaseline from the coffee table in front of her.


  • I had a surf sofa, a surf dinette set, a surf loveseat, a surf console, a surf espresso desk, a coffee table of Indonesian coral, a Bay of Bengal bed, and faucets of gorgeous fjord and Bermuda gold.

    My House In The Middle Of The Ocean

  • Judge Turk sat, elevated, before a wall of wooden slats that looked like a gigantic Danish Modern coffee table nailed to the wall, with a brass seal floating over his head.


  • We ate on serving trays on the coffee table with Mr. Jimmy telling us stories about what he fed various visiting heads of state.

    It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

  • He flopped down onto one of the black leather sofas angled around a book-laden coffee table and nodded to the chair next to him.

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • “Turn off the television,” Celeste said quickly, then rushed over to the coffee table to grab the remote before Azrael could pick it up.

    Surrender the Dark


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