nightstand

noun

night·​stand ˈnīt-ˌstand How to pronounce nightstand (audio)

Examples of nightstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are a handful of nightstands on sale starting at just $22. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Place it next to your bed as a nightstand or situate it near your living room sofa as a side table. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 In fact, the appellate team says that several blood-like stains on items including a pillow sham, the nightstand, a lampshade, turned out not to be blood. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 30 Mar. 2024 The dock stands tidily on your nightstand, requiring only one cord to charge three devices simultaneously. Olivia Young, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2024 In the primary bedroom, the owner can start each day with a stunning, panoramic view of the American River without ever getting out of bed — the electric curtains can be raised via a controller on the nightstand. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 This end table is built with solid wood and can be used as a side table, end table, or even a nightstand. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 Instead, go with a smaller centered bed or use a larger bed and use one nightstand. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Opt for soft, soothing materials like a bouclé headboard, velvet armchair, or warm wood nightstand. Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nightstand was circa 1852

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“Nightstand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightstand. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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