night table


: a small bedside table or stand

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Read in bed, without disturbing your partner Speaking of lights, rather than using a lamp on a night table, a no-name LED Clip-On Book Light from Dollar Tree ($1.25) clamps onto your paperback, hardcover or non-illuminated ereader. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2023 Beside their bed, a golden block of reclaimed pine flooring serves as a night table. Kathleen Hackett, ELLE Decor, 9 Dec. 2022 Rather than turning on a lamp on, say, a night table, Dollar Tree is selling this no-name LED Clip-On Adjustable Book Light that clips onto your paperback, hardcover, or non-illuminated e-reader. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2022 The sight of that distinctive handwriting on a note left on a night table. Bob Greene, WSJ, 18 Apr. 2021 In terms of placement, Radon recommends placing your rug close to the night table. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Oct. 2022 Step 8: Clean hard surfaces in the cabin Wipe down hard surfaces, such as the night table, coffee table, desk and shelves. Erica Silverstein, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2020 Trivia night tables can be purchased for $250 each, and can seat up to 10 people. . Steve Schering,, 3 Dec. 2019 But if the Amazon Echo, flickering on a night table, prompts dystopian dread, the cell-phone butt dial belongs to a different genre. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, 5 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of night table was circa 1772

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Cite this Entry

“Night table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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