Definition of standish in English:

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standish

Pronunciation: /ˈstandiSH/

noun

chiefly historical
A stand for holding pens, ink, and other writing equipment.
Example sentences
  • When the veteran,..is about to lay his pen to rest in the standish.

Origin

Middle English: commonly held to be from the verb stand + dish, but evidence of such a use of dish is lacking.

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Syllabification: stand·ish

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