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standish

[stan-dish]
noun Archaic.
  1. 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

Standish

[stan-dish]
noun
  1. Burt L., pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
  2. Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
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Examples from the Web for standish

Historical Examples

  • Carver, Bradford, Winslow, and Standish were of their number.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • Captain Standish followed up his victory, and pursued the fugitives.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • They did not in the least suggest the crew of adventurers which Mrs. Standish had led Sally to expect.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • For Sally's benefit Mrs. Standish spelled the word patiently.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "Nothing is impossible except your refusal," said Mrs. Standish.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance


British Dictionary definitions for standish

standish

noun
  1. a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
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Word Origin

C15: of unknown origin

Standish

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