stan·​dish ˈstan-dish How to pronounce standish (audio)
: a stand for writing materials : inkstand

Examples of standish in a Sentence

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Word History


Middle English staundys, standyshe

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of standish was in the 14th century

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“Standish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Stan·​dish ˈstan-dish How to pronounce Standish (audio)
Myles or Miles 1584?–1656 American colonist

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