standish

noun

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

Examples of standish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Primary simple inkwells were referred to as standishes. Charlene Paparizos, cleveland.com, 19 Apr. 2018 Standish’s Casey said the revenue measures enacted earlier this year are essentially a one-time fix. Amanda Albright, Bloomberg.com, 5 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Standish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standish. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Standish

biographical name

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

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