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

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Recent Examples on the Web Once the bedroom, (Jones) took victim's handgun that was on the nightstand and secured it... Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville police officer arrested after allegedly beating woman inside her home," 17 Apr. 2021 Inside, Lucille is tied to the bed, a plastic bag over her head, empty pill bottles on the nightstand. Erik Kain, Forbes, "‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10, Episode 22 Recap And Review: ‘Here’s Negan’," 5 Apr. 2021 These sensors on my nightstand, under my mattress and on my wrists automatically capture all sorts of information overnight. Nicole Nguyen, WSJ, "Google Nest Hub, Apple Watch and the Pros and Cons of Sleep Tracking," 30 Mar. 2021 The real kicker was size — a big, clunky sound machine that will hardly fit on your nightstand scored fewer points here. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "The best white noise machines of 2021," 18 Mar. 2021 With a royal soccer surname in his home country, a self-help book on his nightstand and a number chosen from scripture, teenager Patrick Weah's path proves the African proverb about raising a child. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, "Loons announce signing of 'homegrown player' Patrick Weah," 4 Mar. 2021 Try it next to the bed as a nightstand alternative with extra storage capacity. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Fluted Detailing Is the Trendy Texture That Adds Classic Style to Furnishings," 23 Feb. 2021 Smart lights aren’t just for overhead ceiling lights—these little guys can be placed in smaller places like desk or nightstand lamps. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Smart Lights and Systems For Your Home," 17 Feb. 2021 Here’s a look at those books and eight more being released this month that deserve a spot on your nightstand. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, "Critic's picks: 10 March book releases to read, including 'The Code Breaker' by Walter Isaacson and a history of Latin music," 4 Mar. 2021

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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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“Nightstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nightstand

US : a small table that is next to a bed

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