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

Who could hit the snooze button with their own personal bedside barista working such magic? Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With a Fresh Cup of Coffee Every Morning," 20 Feb. 2019 Victoria Powers of Brooklyn, NY, both of whom took turns during Grammie's final six weeks bedside, 24-7, attending to her needs. courant.com, "Jane C. Powers," 12 Apr. 2018 But the hospital was still using large bedside ECMO machines, while people who walk on ECMO are generally using smaller portable mobiles that are easier to control on the go. kansascity, "She's on life support. She's walking. No one at Children's Mercy has done that before | The Kansas City Star," 21 Mar. 2018 What did make an impression on the New Orleans designer: the basketwork vases her mother used around the house, and later filled with garden roses to place by Ms. Rufty’s bedside as a welcome home from college. Courtney Barnes, WSJ, "The Hot Collectible Vases We Can Thank Richard Nixon For," 7 Feb. 2019 This little bedside box drowns it all out: the honking, the barking, the squeaking ... just the blissful sounds of crickets on a warm summer night. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "I Can’t Sleep Without My Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine," 11 Jan. 2019 But because it’s 2018, and this is the future, IVs have now made their way to celebrities’ lavish bedsides, into hotel rooms, and all over Instagram. Jillian Ruffo, Glamour, "I Tried a Glow-Boosting IV Treatment to See If It'd Give Me Better Skin," 30 Nov. 2018 One near her bedside and another taller fringe lamp in the corner. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, ""To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" Bedroom Decor Inspiration," 24 Aug. 2018 The bedside lamps are the result of an impulse buy. Adrienne Gaffney, WSJ, "Neoclassical Chinoiserie in one of Jersey City’s Priciest Bedrooms," 3 Jan. 2019

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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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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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