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Stan·dish

 (stăn′dĭsh′), Miles or Myles 1584?-1656.
English soldier and colonist in America. Hired by the Pilgrims to accompany them on their voyage to the New World (1620), he became a military and political leader of Plymouth Colony.

standish

(ˈstændɪʃ)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
[C15: of unknown origin]

Standish

(ˈstændɪʃ)
n
(Biography) Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England

stand•ish

(ˈstæn dɪʃ)

n.
a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials.
[1425–75; late Middle English; orig. uncertain]

Stan•dish

(ˈstæn dɪʃ)

n.
Myles or Miles, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England.
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Noun1.standish - English colonist in AmericaStandish - English colonist in America; leader of the Pilgrims in the early days of the Plymouth Colony (1584-1656)
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Standish, the old lawyer, who had been so long concerned with the landed gentry that he had become landed himself, and used that oath in a deep-mouthed manner as a sort of armorial bearings, stamping the speech of a man who held a good position.
Standish, jocosely; "you see the middle-aged fellows early the day.
William Brewster Gilbert Winslow Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson Miles Standish Peter Brown John Alden Richard Bitteridge John Turner George Soule Francis Eaton Edward Tilly James Chilton John Tilly John Craxton Francis Cooke John Billington Thomas Rogers Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker John Goodman John Ridgate Mr.
I overheard Henderson and another of the hunters, Standish, a Californian, talking about it.
Look here," the hunter Standish spoke to Wolf Larsen, "that's my boat-puller, and I don't want to lose him.
Having travelled some days, we were met by the King's brother, to whom, by the advice of Chec Furt, whose intent in following us was to squeeze all he could from us; we presented some pieces of Chinese workmanship, such as cases of boxes, a standish, and some earthenware, together with several pieces of painted calico, which were so much more agreeable, that he desired some other pieces instead of our Chinese curiosities; we willingly made the exchange.
The Plymouth settlers, led by the famous Captain Miles Standish, slew some of them, in 1623, without any very evident necessity for so doing.
First they had it I wanted to marry the minister, and when he took a wife in Standish I was known to be disappointed.
asked Laurie soberly, as Amy laid a bit of red tape, with sealing wax, a taper, and a standish before him.
There was an old standish on the mantelshelf containing a dusty apology for all three.
Kurt had a detailed knowledge of the Miles Standish.
It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.