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

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Recent Examples on the Web Not long ago, a group of snowmobilers somehow broke a headboard and left $40 on the nightstand in the room to cover damage. John Carlisle,, "Her husband's sudden death left her to run struggling U.P. motel — and she can't walk away," 28 Nov. 2019 The display is small, making this a better option for a nightstand as opposed to a kitchen counter. Wired Staff, Wired, "Got some Holiday Cash? Check Out These After-Christmas Deals," 27 Dec. 2019 In the master bedroom is a matching headboard, footboard, gentleman’s chest and nightstand set made of birdseye maple in the 1930s that the Greenes left behind. oregonlive, "Historic Southeast Portland gem of a house sparkles with holiday decorations," 4 Dec. 2019 Luxurious with mellow scents, the candles come in sleek glass jars with matte stripes that will blend in on a bathroom counter or nightstand rather than stand out. CNN Underscored, "The best gifts for every woman in your life," 3 Dec. 2019 This massively popular mid-century modern nightstand is on deep sale for Black Friday. Sarah Kovac, Reviewed, USA TODAY, "The best Black Friday Wayfair deals you can still get this weekend," 1 Dec. 2019 As part of its holistic approach, Casper also offers Glow, a nightstand lamp that both dims and brightens gradually, to simulate natural sunset and sunrise triggers. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "Casper's New CBD Gummies Are Here to Help You Sleep," 1 Oct. 2019 Simple, but elegant, the bright white and cream–color rooms are contrasted by dark walnut headboards and nightstands, while the faux fur throw strewn over the bed adds a hint of lavishness. Christina Liao, Vogue, "8 Celebrity-Favorite Hotels for Met Gala Weekend," 2 May 2019 Nothing was reported missing, including from the master bedroom where Newell allegedly emptied a nightstand full of papers. Erika Butler,, "'Tired of working 2 jobs,’ bank teller broke into customer’s Bel Air home and demanded money, police say," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nightstand

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Nightstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nightstand

US : a small table that is next to a bed

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