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bedside

noun bed·side \ ˈbed-ˌsīd \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of bedside

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

Examples of bedside in a Sentence

  1. She sat at his bedside until the fever broke.

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First Known Use of bedside

14th century


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bedside

adjective

Definition of bedside

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

First Known Use of bedside

1787


BEDSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

bedside

noun

Definition of bedside for English Language Learners

  • : the place next to a person's bed


BEDSIDE Defined for Kids

bedside

noun bed·side \ ˈbed-ˌsīd \

Definition of bedside for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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bedside

noun bed·side \ ˈbed-ˌsīd \

medical Definition of bedside

: a place beside a bed especially of a bedridden person

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bedside

adjective

medical Definition of bedside

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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