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 For the quarter, total revenue fell to $36.8 million, down 8.7% from the same period a year ago as the pandemic cut into print and digital advertising revenue and newsstand sales of The News. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, 27 Apr. 2021 Keith Daly recalled being 7 or 8 years old, waiting in line at a newsstand, when a woman came rushing into the shop, panicking and sputtering that a bomb was about to go off at the police station a few shops down. Olivia Fletcher,, 14 Apr. 2021 In the ’80s, The Times commissioned a mural depicting customers picking up and reading their papers at the newsstand, but the mural faded and was eventually painted over. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021 Once, when his local newsstand was out of Mad, his mother brought home a copy of National Lampoon instead. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2021 The newsstand, owned since 1976 by Paul Sobel, is one of the hubs and central meeting spots of the Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021 In New York, a Chinese woman got her head shoved into a newsstand box while waiting in line outside a bakery. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 2 Mar. 2021 The floors boasted mosaic tile, with a newsstand, a flower stand and a telegraph office nestled in three of the four corners. Mike Scott,, 19 Jan. 2021 While many New Yorkers took a snow day, Muhammad arose before dawn in his apartment in Manhattan’s uptown Harlem neighborhood and took the subway to his newsstand on East 23rd Street. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of newsstand

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsstand was in 1866

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“Newsstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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Nglish: Translation of newsstand for Spanish Speakers


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