[ UK /wˈɒʃstænd/ ]
  1. 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
  2. furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
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How To Use washstand In A Sentence

  • Inside the second wardrobe were more clothes - a man's clothes, and on the washstand basin were a few short light hairs from a recent shave.
  • On the floor in front of the washstand is a pitcher half full of water; also a large waste-water jar of the cheapest type. The Easiest Way Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911
  • A mahogany breakfast table sold at £200; an astral glazed pine cupboard £200 and a marble top washstand £180.
  • In the corner behind the door, shining hob-nailed shoes stood in a row under the slab of the washstand, near a bottle of oil with a feather stuck in its mouth; a Matthieu Laensberg lay on the dusty mantelpiece amid gunflints, candle-ends, and bits of amadou. Madame Bovary
  • Hung on the corner of the washstand is a soiled towel. The Easiest Way Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911
  • On the floor beside the washstand is an English-made leather gentleman's hatbox dating from about 1830 to 1850.
  • He stretched enormously, crossed to the washstand, and poured hot water into the basin, then frowned.
  • To estimate the range of spray around the washstands, we measured relative humidity at different distances using a hygrometer.
  • The room was pretty much laid out as her own one was - four beds, four chests, four desks and chairs, and a washstand at the far end.
  • A mirror hung on a nail above the washstand.
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