Definition of standish in English:

standish

Syllabification: stand·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈstandiSH
 
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noun

chiefly • historical
  • A stand for holding pens, ink, and other writing equipment.
    More 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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