night·​stand | \ˈnīt-ˌstand \

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Lamp on nightstand—Filament Lighting & Home; House Beautiful, "March 2014 Issue Product Guide," 3 Feb. 2014 This buildable shade is now at my desk, in my bag, and on my nightstand. Michelle Sulcov, Glamour, "5 Cult Favorite Lipstick Shades That Truly Look Awesome on Everyone," 28 Aug. 2018 PhoneSoap comes in seven colors—the minimalist white model could have been picked up straight from the Apple store—and looks at home on the tidiest desk or nightstand. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, WSJ, "Should I Sanitize My Smartphone?," 27 July 2018 The unshared sonogram picture that sits on a nightstand. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "For Mother’s Day, a remembrance of my almost daughter.," 11 May 2018 Others are custom-made, including the master bedroom’s nightstands and headboard, a slab of wood Simone bought online from Northern California. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Kim Kardashian’s Stylist Simone Harouche Is Now An Interior Designer, Too," 6 Apr. 2018 For the past 10 years, the pictures have sat on Will Power’s nightstand in a double frame. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "In 2008, Will Power didn’t have a ride. He’s now the first N.C.-based Indy 500 winner.," 12 July 2018 After hearing the call, Jefferson Parish officers executed a search warrant on Givens' hotel room, which had not been disturbed following Givens' arrest the previous day, and found a pistol in the nightstand, court records state. Laura Mcknight,, "Man gets prison time for gun in car where he was found shot," 20 Mar. 2018 Hickory White's design style ranges from transitional to traditional, with handsome nightstands and bedside chests, and a variety of classic chair styles. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Design House adds Hickory White to showroom vendor list," 14 June 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

: a small table that is next to a bed

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