wash·​stand | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌstand How to pronounce washstand (audio) , ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washstand

1 : a stand holding articles needed for washing one's face and hands
2 : a washbowl permanently set in place and attached to water and drainpipes

Examples of washstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adult bedroom: Bed, bedspread/decorative pillows, vanity and washstand with pitcher and basin. cleveland, "Historic artifacts needed for Cahoon Museum: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 29 Feb. 2020 Two years ago, as a stopgap measure, Oakland set up toilets, washstands and garbage cans at two of the city’s biggest homeless camps. Phil Matier, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland learns to live with its homeless camps, even providing services," 22 Sep. 2019 In the powder room, a soapstone sink from Portland Architectural Salvage sits atop a rustic Douglas fir washstand designed by Karu. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "On the coast of Maine, designing a casual, livable place to retire," 20 June 2019 Whoever takes the left washstand gets the left closet. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Bill Ingram on Designing a Lake House Bathroom," 3 Oct. 2012 Photo: kyodo/Reuters Detainees such as Mr. Ghosn stay in a room measuring about 80 square feet, equipped with a washstand, a small bookshelf, a toilet and a small table. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Can Ghosn Be Detained Indefinitely? Yes, Unless He Confesses," 10 Dec. 2018 The powder room’s washstand and fittings are by RH, Restoration Hardware, the mirror is from Design Within Reach, and the sconces are by Jonathan Adler. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 Faucet, Easton; washstand—Waterworks; waterworks.com. House Beautiful, "March 2018 Product Guide," 6 Feb. 2018 At 12 3/4 inches square, this chic, white washstand fits into the most awkward areas. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "2005 Kitchen & Bath Awards," 5 July 2012

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First Known Use of washstand

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Washstand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washstand. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of washstand

: a small table used especially in the past in a bedroom to hold the things you need for washing your face and hands

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