news·​stand | \ ˈnüz-ˌstand How to pronounce newsstand (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsstand

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

Examples of newsstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just about one in four Americans do - including 16% who get a paper delivered to their homes, and 7% who buy one at a newsstand or store. CBS News, "CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit," 30 July 2020 The most recognizable newsstand in Manhattan’s West Village, Casa Magazines, had been open every day for the past twenty-six years, without exception. Nathan Taylor Pemberton, The New Yorker, "A Lighthouse for Magazines," 9 July 2020 The latest issue of Fortune magazine—on newsstands now—showcases our new Fortune 500 list of the biggest companies in the U.S. Rocketing from fifth place to No. Fortune, "How Jeff Bezos built an A.I.-driven “cyber contraption” that puts customers first," 19 May 2020 For all the details on Adele's new life, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. Phil Boucher,, "Adele's Healthier Lifestyle Helps Combat 'Stress' of Balancing Career and Motherhood: Source," 13 May 2020 To top it all off, a month later Trump's face was all over newsstands. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Time Is Honoring The Women It Overlooked With “100 Women Of The Year”," 5 Mar. 2020 For more on Entertainment Weekly’s 2019 Entertainers of the Year, pick up the new issue at select Barnes & Noble stores now, on newsstands Dec. 26-27, or order a copy here. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "How Hadestown and the underworld came out on top in 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 Our world has undergone countless transformations since the first TIME magazine hit the newsstands in March 1923, for a price of 15 cents. Marc Benioff, Time, "Marc Benioff: We Need Journalism to Elevate Humanity," 16 Oct. 2019 Rolling Stone has raised its cover price to $9.99 from $5.99 to help compensate for having fewer issues on the newsstand. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "Cardi B, Live Events, Fewer Issues: Meet the New Rolling Stone," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of newsstand

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Newsstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce newsstand (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Kids Definition of newsstand

: a place where newspapers and magazines are sold

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