bedside

noun
bed·​side | \ ˈbed-ˌsīd How to pronounce bedside (audio) \

Definition of bedside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the side of a bed : a place beside a bed

bedside

adjective

Definition of bedside (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or conducted at the bedside a bedside diagnosis
2 : suitable for reading in bed a bedside book

Examples of bedside in a Sentence

Noun She sat at his bedside until the fever broke.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Brooms are scattered throughout the house, a cauldron sits in the garden, and there’s a crystal ball tucked between arthritis cream and nasal spray on her bedside table. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2021 The zebra stripe can be spotted as bedside table in the Cercoschene master suite, adding an element of whimsy to the stately chambers. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 His loved ones washed and anointed his body and kept vigil at his bedside. Lisa Wells, Harper's Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 Allen said when she was diagnosed with postpartum preeclampsia, Fair Haven’s guest services director, Tricia Bishop, was at her bedside. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Sep. 2021 Unity Health in Newport, Arkansas, increased its signing bonus to $15,000 for new bedside nurses. NBC News, 15 Sep. 2021 The system has 400 openings for bedside nurses, including 17 that became vacant in the last three weeks. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2021 The system has 400 openings for bedside nurses, including 17 that became vacant in the last three weeks. New York Times, 21 Aug. 2021 The NPs provided support and resources for the bedside nurses and performed dual roles. Valerie Sweeten, Chron, 10 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective As the Whitfield team conducts a physical exam, the remote doctor pivots the cart’s camera to see the patient and bedside monitors. Katie Palmer, STAT, 5 Oct. 2021 Shoppers also use the clock as a bedside night light. Sanah Faroke, PEOPLE.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Customers include medical schools, such as the one at the University of Central Florida, where students will examine holograms to identify symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and to practice their bedside manners. Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 The bedside shelf is made from durable bamboo and has a scratch resistant coating that gives it a clean, minimalistic appearance reviewers love. Sanah Faroke, PEOPLE.com, 12 Aug. 2021 Raw honesty reverberated through Parkland Memorial Hospital executive nurse Judy Herrington’s description of the struggle to find enough bedside caregivers and to keep them — even if just barely — on the right side of physical and mental breakdown. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 6 Aug. 2021 In the center was a double bed, the quilt thrown back, the bedside lamp switched on. Sally Rooney, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 Amenities include on-site dining, organic bath products, fire pit and s’mores, bedside battery-charging packs, and complimentary activities such as morning yoga, kid games, and more. BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2021 Limelight also has a bedside reading program with a curated selection of e-books and audiobooks and a partnership with Audi that lets guests go on a driving adventure with the Audi Q7 or the all-electric Audi e-tron SUV. Brittany Anas, Forbes, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of bedside

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bedside was in the 14th century

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17 Oct 2021

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“Bedside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedside. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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bedside

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bedside

: the place next to a person's bed

bedside

noun
bed·​side | \ ˈbed-ˌsīd How to pronounce bedside (audio) \

Kids Definition of bedside

: the place next to a bed I stayed at her bedside while she slept.

bedside

noun
bed·​side | \ ˈbed-ˌsīd How to pronounce bedside (audio) \

Medical Definition of bedside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a place beside a bed especially of a bedridden person

bedside

adjective

Medical Definition of bedside (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or conducted at the bedside of a bedridden patient a bedside diagnosis
2 : suitable for a bedridden person bedside reading

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