(Tab"id) a. [L. tabidus: cf. F. tabide. See Tabes.] (Med.) Affected by tabes; tabetic.
In tabid persons, milk is the bset restorative.Arbuthnot.
Tab"id*ly, adv. Tab"id*ness, n.
(Ta*bif"ic Ta*bif"ic*al) a. [Tabes + L. facere to make.] (Med.) Producing tabes; wasting; tabefying.
(Tab"inet) n. See Tabbinet. Thackeray.
(Tab"la*ture) n. [Cf. F. tablature ancient mode of musical notation. See Table.]
1. (Paint.) A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according
to one design; hence, a picture in general. Shaftesbury.
2. (Mus.) An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes.
The chimes of bells are so rarely managed that I went up to that of Sir Nicholas, where I found who
played all sorts of compositions from the tablature before him as if he had fingered an organ.Evelyn.
3. (Anat.) Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones.
(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.
A bagnio paved with fair tables of marble.Sandys.
2. A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or
painted; a tablet; pl. a memorandum book. "The names . . . written on his tables." Chaucer.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and I will write upon
these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.Ex. xxxiv. 1.
And stand there with your tables to gleanBeau. & Fl.
The golden sentences.
3. Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced. "Painted
in a table plain." Spenser.
The opposite walls are painted by Rubens, which, with that other of the Infanta taking leave of Don Philip,
is a most incomparable table.Evelyn.
St. Antony has a table that hangs up to him from a poor peasant.Addison.
4. Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed statement which may be comprehended by the
eye in a single view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the presentation of many items or particulars in
one group; a scheme; a schedule. Specifically:
(a) (Bibliog.) A view of the contents of a work; a statement of the principal topics discussed; an index; a
syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents.
(b) (Chem.) A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with
their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.
(c) (Mach.) Any collection and arrangement in a condensed form of many particulars or values, for
ready reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers
following some law, and expressing particular values corresponding to certain other numbers on which