news·​stand | \ˈnüz-ˌstand, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsstand 

: a place (such as an outdoor stall) where newspapers and periodicals are sold

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To hear more from Amandla, pick up the October/November issue of Seventeen, on newsstands September 25! Seventeen, "Amandla Stenberg On Being Proud of Her Sexuality," 19 Sep. 2018 This article appeared in the August 2018 issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands now. Liz Presson, Marie Claire, "I Met My BFF on Bumble," 7 Aug. 2018 The Western American was stocked on newsstands, and Dever promoted it with a sales contest that offered a Reo touring car valued at $1,895 as the prize. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 The truth is that such a law will give a huge advantage to large media companies that have a traditional presence on newsstands and other pre-Internet platforms, by hobbling their online competition. David Meyer, Fortune, "Google Is Being Criticized Over Its Copyright Stance In Europe. But the Company Is Right," 26 June 2018 Seventy-five years ago, when that issue hit the newsstands, the world was at war and women’s roles were in upheaval. Lucas Phillips,, "When duty called in WWII, women answered," 25 May 2018 The habits of the library and the newsstand, to say nothing of pre-digital social life, are lost to us. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "Social Media Makes Us Soldiers in the War Against Ourselves," 2 May 2018 As USA TODAY Sports Weekly's Fantasy Extra issue hits newsstands (available through March 20), here are the top overall players in fantasy baseball for the 2018 season. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy baseball: Updated top 200 overall rankings," 15 Mar. 2018 Apple already sells digital magazine issues and subscriptions through its online services, and Amazon and Google each offer digital newsstands for magazines, too. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple is acquiring the Netflix of magazines," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of newsstand

1866, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newsstand

: a place (such as a small outdoor store) where newspapers and magazines are sold


news·​stand | \ˈnüz-ˌstand, ˈnyüz-\

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: a place where newspapers and magazines are sold

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