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Definition of "washstand" []

  • A stand designed to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing. (noun)
  • A stationary bathroom sink. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "washstand" in a sentence
  • "The linoleum in front of the washstand is very gratifying indeed, my lord, if you will excuse my mentioning it."
  • "Near the washstand was a dampened and crumpled towel, a bottle of hair oil, a simple shaving cup and brush, a rubber comb I could not help but miss my ivory comb and its silver case, a small bottle of inexpensive cologne and a little leather kit."
  • "Over the washstand was a little black-framed water-colour drawing, depicting a large eye with an extremely fishlike intensity in the spark of light on the dark pupil; and in "illuminated" lettering beneath was printed very minutely, "Thou God Seest ME," followed by a long looped monogram,"