bedside

noun
bed·side | \ˈbed-ˌsīd \

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

That kind of technology could allow doctors to personalize medicine at their patients’ bedsides or fight epidemics halfway around the world. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "This Company Aims to Deliver DNA on Demand With Its Biological Fax Machine," 12 July 2018 About 36 hours later, Ryan and his mother were at his sister's bedside. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "UA student recounts sudden paralysis during trip to Spain," 3 July 2018 Their top demand was not higher wages but the right of bedside nurses to be involved in decisions about staffing levels and assignments. Livia Gershon, Longreads, "Nurses, Unite!," 28 June 2018 The company’s operations in the state include its imaging business unit, which makes MRI, C-T and PET scanners; ultrasound devices; bedside monitors; and incubators for neonatal intensive care units. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GE Healthcare to be spun off as a separate business," 26 June 2018 Hickory White's design style ranges from transitional to traditional, with handsome nightstands and bedside chests, and a variety of classic chair styles. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Design House adds Hickory White to showroom vendor list," 14 June 2018 For as long as her daughter Jennifer can remember, Leticia Stegall has recited nightly prayers with her in Spanish, often at the girl's bedside. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Deported by ICE, Blue Line manager still runs hockey bar, prays with family every day," 10 June 2018 Elsewhere, the kit comes with a ton of storage—think three bedside cabinets, five driver side, and two passenger side upper cabinets. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Elegant bamboo camper kits get you van life for $18K," 8 June 2018 Survivor Sarah Salazar, 16, who suffered wounds from her neck to her thigh, got a bedside visit from the 37-year-old pop star on Friday afternoon. Kim Willis, USA TODAY, "Surprise! Justin Timberlake makes bedside visit to Santa Fe school shooting survivor," 28 May 2018

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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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More Definitions for bedside

bedside

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bedside

: the place next to a person's bed

bedside

noun
bed·side | \ˈbed-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of bedside

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

bedside

noun
bed·side | \ˈbed-ˌsīd \

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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