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

Definition of nightstand

Examples of nightstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Echo Show 5 is ready to sit on a nightstand and make that happen. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, 12 July 2022 Now, their baby daughter, Nurjala, sleeps in a portable bassinet set on top of a hotel bed nightstand while Armani’s wife and their two children share a queen-size bed. Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2022 As someone who fights Imposter Syndrome daily, this book is always on my nightstand to remind me to get out of my own damn way. Jack Mccullough, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Police arrived and noticed in an open nightstand drawer a Ruger P85 9mm pistol with a full 30-round extended ammunition magazine inserted. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 12 Mar. 2022 For starters, the size determines whether it will be used for desktop use (say, on a nightstand or office desk) or floor model. Rebecca Norris,, 5 May 2022 The screen size works basically anywhere, from a kitchen counter to a nightstand to a table in the front entryway, and speakers and microphones are both solid. Louryn Strampe, Wired, 23 Nov. 2021 The nightstand should be large enough to hold glasses, medications and a drink. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 Leave space below for a handy piece of furniture — such as a nightstand — to place a lamp and make room for nighttime essentials. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 1 May 2022 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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