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  • 1The table at which King Arthur and his knights sat so that none should have precedence. It was first mentioned in 1155.

    ‘Many of their exploits are related in the tales of the Knights of the Round Table.’
    • ‘The will of the Round Table grew too strong, its knights too forceful.’
    • ‘The Knights of the Round Table sought the Holy Grail, Long John Silver his treasure, Gollum the ring.’
    • ‘All of us are at least somewhat familiar with the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.’
    • ‘The respect and courtesy was worthy of the Knights of the Round Table.’
    • ‘The most famous folklore of England is about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.’
    • ‘Later traditions say that Arthur and the Knights sat at a Round Table in token of their equality.’
    • ‘It's not the genuine Round Table of legend, alas, just an 18-foot oak reconstruction ordered by one of the Plantagenet King Edwards.’
    • ‘Only the Great Hall remains but it is a beautiful, ancient building and contains what is reputed to be King Arthur's Round Table.’
    • ‘Wace's Roman de Brut was not simply a translation: it included an elaborated Arthurian section and, unlike Geoffrey, mentioned the Round Table.’
    • ‘At this point Arthur is very old, but he still remembers his original vision of brotherhood, for a time realized with the Round Table.’
    • ‘The novel focuses upon the paisanos of the Monterey area, paralleling their lives with those of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.’
    • ‘That last example isn't quite from the Knights of the Round Table, is it?’
    • ‘The Knights of the Round Table possessed many aspects of chivalry, but each of them had flaws.’
    • ‘There Val waxed in wit and strength, became squire and friend to Sir Gawain and, through many feats of bravery, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table.’
    • ‘Cast your minds back to the days of olde, Knights of the Round Table, Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood and his Merry Men.’
    • ‘Sure, the story of King Arthur is a myth, but this is how Lancelot (Gruffudd) came to be one of the knights of the Round Table.’
    • ‘Founded by Edward III in 1348, and said to be based on the Arthurian Knights of the Round Table, it is the world's most ancient and exclusive club.’
    • ‘Chrétien of Troyes in the 1170s and 1180s also introduced courtly love, made the Round Table a centre of chivalry, and identified Arthur's capital as Camelot.’
    • ‘Positing that King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table were real - the last vestiges of the Roman Empire - is not a new concept.’
  • 2An international charitable association that holds discussions and undertakes community service.

    ‘Members of Swindon's Round Table have dished out thousands of pounds to Swindon charities.’
    • ‘I did a catering course at college, sponsored by the local Round Table, who had even helped me buy my first set of knives.’
    • ‘Each year for more than 40 years, the Round Table has had a sleigh with Father Christmas in the centre of Swindon, every Saturday in December.’
    • ‘The money was collected by Swindon and District Round Table.’
    • ‘The biggest thrill for the Fieldings is knowing that staff nominated their daughter for the trip, which has been arranged by the Round Table.’
    • ‘Have you considered contacting your local Rotary Club, Lions or Round Table?’
    • ‘Real ale and beer lovers are invited to sample more than 20 brews at a beer festival organised by Queensbury, Shelf and District Round Table.’
    • ‘Sarah Lucas is on the Not-for-Profit Round Table and supports the idea of the streamlining that the Round Table has called for.’
    • ‘In a hugely varied career, John Smallwood worked as an estate agent, an auctioneer, was national president of the Round Table and wrote three books.’
    • ‘"We are hoping to drum up more members to join the Queensbury, Shelf and District Round Table at the event."’
    • ‘Event organiser Gary Thomson of Nahoon Round Table says right from the word go the event has always been about family and charity.’
    • ‘He was active in the Round Table and the St John Ambulance, and he became president of the Derby Medical Society.’
    • ‘The Round Table has tied-up with international NGOs and is also assisted by the Government for funding various projects.’
    • ‘Although tickets are available from Spargs Liquor Mart, if you buy from Nahoon Round Table, R10 of every ticket will go towards their charities.’
    • ‘Steve Griffin, chairman of Highworth and Swindon Round Table, said: "I would like to thank all those people who gave so generously during our various fundraising events before Christmas."’
    • ‘Round Table India is part of the Round Table International.’
    • ‘A grand firework display, organised by Reigate Round Table, will finish off the day's festivities.’
    • ‘The Danson Park fireworks, which will be the Welling Round Table's 31st display for the community, will take place on Saturday.’
    • ‘The booklet is one of several projects ongoing by the Round Table.’
    • ‘Boris Johnson, the Tory MP for Henley, last night paid tribute to Mr Langford, whom he knew through his work for the town's Round Table fundraisers.’
    • ‘"He was conscious of others all the time, hence his involvement with the Round Table."’
  • 3round tableAn assembly for discussion, especially at a conference.

    as modifier ‘round-table talks’
    • ‘The opening is preceded by a round-table discussion at 3 p.m. and the exhibition runs until July 24.’
    • ‘Topics include marketing, public relations, staff recruitment, and round-table discussions for experienced and first-time supervisors.’
    • ‘Clad in homespun clothes, Gandhi once attended a round-table conference in London, where he brought along with him a milch goat to symbolise the self-sufficiency of the Indian people.’
    • ‘The fest features six cabaret shows designed by general and artistic director D. Kimm, and numerous open mics and round-table discussions.’
    • ‘Regularly scheduled round-table discussion groups allow business owners to get together to analyze problems, successes and areas of concern for their businesses.’
    • ‘In addition, a roster of museum professionals attended the event and participated as lecturers and panelists in a round-table discussion during the lecture series.’
    • ‘In the field of corporate strategy, which some might call corporate shenanigans, the experience curve always figures quite highly in any round-table discussions.’
    • ‘Indeed, the makers of this maddeningly ambiguous new film spend most of this round-table interview avoiding any discussion of its contents.’
    • ‘The second step includes a round-table discussion and review of the current clinical management and practice.’
    • ‘The round-table discussion abruptly ended when Daisy's camera began to move.’
    • ‘That program brings teachers together for round-table discussions in select cities.’
    • ‘In a round-table setting, the researcher facilitated the three discussion sessions.’
    • ‘The conversations were intense and spectacular, charged with the unspoken understanding that the round-table meetings themselves were a kind of Utopia.’
    • ‘The Polish Jaruzelski government had entered into round-table talks with Solidarity leader Lech Wasa and the Catholic Church in February 1989.’
    • ‘His study of emerging managerial competences involved senior executives, twenty of whom participated in a round-table forum.’
    • ‘As I mentioned in this article, I attended a round-table debate on the future of UK Internet businesses yesterday.’
    • ‘‘I want to make sure that our dollars go to reward companies that create jobs here at home,’ he told an election round-table last week.’
    • ‘Dr. Smith, who has always offered us wise counsel and a friendly smile, earned a special place at our editors' round-table and in our hearts as well.’
    • ‘Tellingly, none of the round-table's participants is able to answer.’
    • ‘This debate is not a round-table among rational people who respect each other.’


Round Table

/ˈroun(d) ˌtāb(ə)l/ /ˈraʊn(d) ˌteɪb(ə)l/