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standish

[ stan-dish ]
/ ˈstæn dɪʃ /
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noun Archaic.
a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials.
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Origin of standish

1425–75; late Middle English; origin uncertain; perhaps stand + dish

Other definitions for standish (2 of 2)

Standish
[ stan-dish ]
/ ˈstæn dɪʃ /

noun
Burt L., pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
Myles or Miles [mahylz], /maɪlz/, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
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British Dictionary definitions for standish (1 of 2)

standish
/ (ˈstændɪʃ) /

noun
a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc

Word Origin for standish

C15: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for standish (2 of 2)

Standish
/ (ˈstændɪʃ) /

noun
Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
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