What does nightstand mean?

Definitions for nightstand
night·stand

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word nightstand.

Wiktionary

  1. nightstandnoun

    A bedside table or cabinet.

    He always kept a full glass of water on the nightstand.

Wikipedia

  1. Nightstand

    A nightstand, alternatively night table, bedside table, daystand or bedside cabinet, is a small table or cabinet designed to stand beside a bed or elsewhere in a bedroom. Modern nightstands are usually small bedside tables, often with one or sometimes more drawers and/or shelves and less commonly with a small door. They are often used to support items that might be useful during the night, such as a table lamp, reading matter, cell phone, eyeglasses, tissues, a drink, or medication.Before indoor flush toilets became commonplace, the main function of a nightstand was to contain a chamber pot. As a result, early nightstands were often small cabinets, sometimes fitted with a drawer, and usually containing an enclosed storage space below covered by one or more doors. Another term sometimes given to such cabinets was commode. French, Italian and Spanish antique nightstands usually have one drawer and an enclosed storage space with one door. They can be embellished with gold leaf finish, bronze or parquetry inlaid. Wood and pressboard are the most common materials used for nightstands.

Wikidata

  1. Nightstand

    A nightstand, alternatively night table or bedside table, is a small table or cabinet designed to stand beside a bed or elsewhere in a bedroom. It serves the role of a coffee table during nighttime hours, at a person's bedside. Before indoor flushing toilets became commonplace, the main function of a nightstand was to contain a chamber pot. As a result, early nightstands were often small cabinets, sometimes fitted with a drawer, and usually containing an enclosed storage space below covered by one or more doors. Another term sometimes given to such cabinets was commode. Modern nightstands are usually small bedside tables, often with a drawer. They are often used to support items that might be useful during the night, such as a lamp, alarm clock, mobile phone, desktop intercom, reading matter, a glass of water, medication, or condoms. French, Italian and Spanish antique nightstands usually have one drawer and an enclosed storage space with one door. They can be embellished with gold leaf finish, bronze or parquetry inlaid.

How to pronounce nightstand?

How to say nightstand in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightstand in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightstand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of nightstand in a Sentence

  1. Allen Levi Simmons:

    So there was a gun in my hand, pillows on my bed, Bible on my nightstand. Paranoia tip toeing through the hallway of my home, i had the gun in my mouth, finger on the trigger. I had the pills on my bed, and I was tired of feeling like somebody was trying to kill me.

  2. Dan Ingram:

    At the time, I was on a lot of online gun forums and there was a constant complaint, people wanted something with quick access when they needed their weapons to keep their homes safe which is why they bought the guns in the first place. Ingram’s first design was a simple nightstand with a side compartment to hold a pistol. From there, Dan Ingram began designing and fabricating other items, such as wall shelves, coat racks, desks and hutches. Soon the specialty line became the company mission.

  3. Jackson Reffitt:

    That is my father's handgun on his nightstand.

  4. Tina Ehrenberg:

    We have family coming into town for Thanksgiving, so I was cleaning up the house and found a few Lottery tickets on my nightstand that we hadn't checked.

  5. Julie Onstot:

    If you have big goals, that's great. But organizing can get overwhelming if you're not prepared. So, start small. I often suggest your dresser or nightstand. What's there that can go away? Probably trash, dishes or books you've finished, try to clear off at least one or two things. Once those smaller spaces feel cleaner, you can move onto bigger spaces that need some love. And you'll feel better about tackling even the smallest space because it's a check off the to-do list.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

nightstand#10000#51167#100000

Translations for nightstand

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for nightstand »

Translation

Find a translation for the nightstand definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"nightstand." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 2 Mar. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/nightstand>.

Discuss these nightstand definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for nightstand? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    nightstand

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a shortage of rainfall
    • A. slip
    • B. drought
    • C. witness
    • D. fancy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for nightstand: