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

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These simple desk accessories free up space, eliminate unsightly wires, and add an unmistakably cool aesthetic to your nightstand or workspace. Popular Mechanics, "Charge Your Phone Wirelessly with This Ultra-Portable Pad," 19 Dec. 2018 One of life’s greatest little luxuries is a fancy perfume, one that smells wonderful and also makes your nightstand look just that much chicer. Alexandra Polkinghorn, WSJ, "Managing Editor Alexandra Polkinghorn’s Holiday Gift Guide: Little Luxuries," 4 Dec. 2018 The vintage French industrial steel nightstand is from Schorr & Dobinsky, and the antique black-marble lamp is from RE Steele Antiques. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 The Lullaby of Nightcaps Warmed up in the palm of your hand and inhaled, or rolled onto pulse points such as the inside of your wrists or décolletage, this nightstand essential will act as your secret weapon for a blissful night’s rest. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "5 Ways to De-Stress—And Stay Sane—During the Holidays," 19 Nov. 2018 However, for those who prefer online shopping, this rattan nightstand is a modern yet throwback stand-in. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, ""To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" Bedroom Decor Inspiration," 24 Aug. 2018 My nightstand is filled with junk, but next to my bed there’s a huge pile of books. New York Times, "Amy Chua: By the Book," 1 Feb. 2018 In a guest room, the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Satchel; the bed and nightstand are by ModLoft and the pillows are covered in a fabric by Romo. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Colin Kaepernick’s California Bachelor Pad Defies Stereotypes," 10 Jan. 2018 No one is perfect, of course, and her generous spirit and positive message will make her book a welcome visitor on many nightstands. Dave Shiflett, WSJ, "‘Grateful’ and ‘Thanks a Thousand’ Review: Their Cups Runneth Over," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of nightstand

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightstand was circa 1852

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English Language Learners Definition of nightstand

US : a small table that is next to a bed

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