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[nooz-stand, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌstænd, ˈnyuz-/
a stall or other place at which newspapers and often periodicals are sold, as on a street corner or in a building lobby.
Origin of newsstand
1870-75, Americanism; news + stand Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for newsstand
  • Their first exposure to the cover is unlikely to come when walking by a newsstand.
  • People always buy a witty headline at the corner newsstand.
  • Or a time you grabbed a magazine off a newsstand, or raised a hand to hail a taxi.
  • If you got your copy at a newsstand, it took a different path.
  • It's tough to stand out on a newsstand crowded with concept covers and abundant cleavage.
  • Put her on the cover of a magazine and you will see a bump in newsstand sales.
  • You'll be able to carry a newsstand, weighing ounces, in your pocket.
  • He bought a paper at a newsstand, opened it, and nearly made it across the street before the words stopped him cold.
  • We'd start by going to the newsstand and buying anything that caught our eye.
  • So magazine editors, ever eager to increase their newsstand sales, prepare their cover stories.
British Dictionary definitions for newsstand


a portable stand or stall in the street, from which newspapers are sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newsstand

1872, from news (n.) + stand (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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