Origin of nightstand

First recorded in 1960–65; night + stand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nightstand

bedstand, nightstand

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Contemporary Examples of nightstand

Historical Examples of nightstand

  • He drained his glass, put it on the nightstand, and closed his eyes to think.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Then he took an orange from his nightstand, and put it in my hand.

    Cuore (Heart)

    Edmondo De Amicis

  • She was at the moment running over in her mind a "situation" in a paper-covered novel turned down on her nightstand.

    A Little Journey in the World

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • A scarlet tinder-box glowed among a pile of books on the nightstand.

  • He had taken for his device: "Never a lawyer," and for his armorial bearings a nightstand in which was visible a square cap.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo