Washstand Wash"stand`, n. A piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites for washing the person. [1913 Webster]

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  • washstand — ► NOUN chiefly historical ▪ a piece of furniture designed to hold a jug, bowl, or basin for washing one s hands and face …   English terms dictionary

  • washstand — [wôsh′stand΄] n. 1. a table holding a bowl and pitcher, etc. for washing the face and hands 2. a washbowl that is a bathroom fixture …   English World dictionary

  • Washstand — A washstand is a table or stand containing conveniences for personal ablutions. In its 18th century form it was called a basin, stand or basin frame, and is still sometimes described as a washhand stand. Its direct, but remote, ancestor was the… …   Wikipedia

  • washstand — /wosh stand , wawsh /, n. 1. a piece of furniture holding a basin, pitcher, etc., for use in washing one s hands and face. 2. a stationary fixture having faucets with running water, for the same purpose. [1820 30; WASH + STAND] * * * ▪ furniture… …   Universalium

  • washstand — [[t]wɒ̱ʃstænd[/t]] washstands N COUNT A washstand is a piece of furniture designed to hold a bowl for washing your hands and face in, which was used in former times before washbasins had taps on them. ...a Victorian marble topped washstand …   English dictionary

  • washstand — UK [ˈwɒʃˌstænd] / US [ˈwɑʃˌstænd] noun [countable] Word forms washstand : singular washstand plural washstands a tall table with a bowl for water used in the past for washing your face or hands …   English dictionary

  • washstand — noun Date: 1789 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • washstand — noun A table containing a basin and a pitcher of water for washing …   Wiktionary

  • washstand — Synonyms and related words: aquamanile, automatic dishwasher, basin, bath, bathtub, bidet, dishpan, dishwasher, ewer, finger bowl, kitchen sink, lavabo, lavatory, piscina, shower, shower bath, shower curtain, shower head, shower room, shower… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • washstand — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sink, washbowl, washbasin, lavabo, lavatory, commode, washpot, water butt. See cleanness, receptacle …   English dictionary for students

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