Definitions for washstandˈwɒʃˌstænd, ˈwɔʃ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wash•standˈwɒʃˌstænd, ˈwɔʃ-(n.)

  1. a piece of furniture holding a basin, pitcher, etc., for use in washing one's hands and face.

    Category: Furniture

  2. a stationary fixture having faucets with running water, for the same purpose.

    Category: Furniture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. washstand, wash-hand stand(noun)

    furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term

  2. washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory(noun)

    a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

    "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"


  1. washstand(Noun)

    A table containing a basin and a pitcher of water for washing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washstand(noun)

    a piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites for washing the person


  1. Washstand

    A washstand or basin stand is a piece of furniture consisting of a small table or cabinet, usually supported on three or four legs, and most commonly made of mahogany, walnut, or rosewood, and made for holding a wash basin and water pitcher. The smaller varieties were used for rose-water ablutions, or for hair-powdering. The larger ones, which possessed receptacles for soap-dishes, were the predecessors of the modern bathroom wash basin, or sink. Both varieties, often of very elegant form, were in extensive use throughout a large part of the 18th century and early-19th century, eventually disappearing with the advent of modern indoor plumbing.


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