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

When the news went public, fans, friends, and Gip’s fellow musicians went to visit him, posting photos of them singing to him near his bedside. al, "‘We’re just getting this place back in order:’ The next chapter at Gip’s will sing the juke joint’s gospel," 13 Aug. 2019 Around twelve-thirty, the phone on my bedside table lit up. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, "The Book of Prince," 2 Sep. 2019 The Bed Cinema pop-up set out as many as 150 beds with pillows, blankets and bedside tables. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "An outdoor movie night on air mattresses seemed fun. Then the wind picked up.," 20 Aug. 2019 This hybrid bedside table is supposed to charge your phone, dim your lights, and blast your music. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The Best Back-to-School Sales on Laptops, Speakers, and More," 17 Aug. 2019 Tommy died about 36 hours later, with his family at his bedside. Tara Soumerai, STAT, "An opioid shortage? It’s real and could harm cancer patients," 21 May 2018 Nick was a stimulating force in that area, from bench to bedside. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Nick Buoniconti, 78, Dies; All-Pro Linebacker Championed Medical Research," 31 July 2019 But his plan had ended in tragedy, and now Mark reached into a bedside table one night around 2 a.m. and removed the four-page letter Kelly had written shortly before her death. Kent Babb / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "MN native and olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin could do it all — until it all became too much," 29 July 2019 Petrit Lekaj is scheduled for a bedside hearing with the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday. Fox News, "Australian woman, 20, found stabbed to death beside injured dad in car; father charged with murder," 23 July 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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