I. noun Date: 14th century the side of a bed ; a place beside a bed II. adjective Date: 1837 1. of, relating to, or conducted at the bedside <
a bedside diagnosis
2. suitable for reading in bed <
a bedside book

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bedside — [bed′sīd΄] n. the side of a bed; space beside a bed [a nurse at his bedside] adj. 1. near a bed [a bedside table] 2. as regards patients [a doctor s bedside manner] …   English World dictionary

  • bedside — late 14c., from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + SIDE (Cf. side). Bedside manner attested from 1869 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bedside — Bed side , n. The side of a bed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedside — noun VERB + BEDSIDE ▪ be called to, be summoned to ▪ The doctor was summoned to his bedside. ▪ stay at, stay by ▪ leave ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • bedside — [[t]be̱dsaɪd[/t]] 1) N SING: usu N n Your bedside is the area beside your bed. She put a cup of tea down on the bedside table... He drew a chair up to the bedside and sat down. 2) N SING: usu with poss If you talk about being at someone s bedside …   English dictionary

  • bedside — bed·side bed .sīd n a place beside a bed esp. of a bedridden person bedside adj 1) of, relating to, or conducted at the bedside of a bedridden patient <a bedside diagnosis> 2) suitable for a bedridden person <bedside reading> …   Medical dictionary

  • bedside — bed|side [ˈbedsaıd] n [C usually singular] the area beside your bed used especially when talking about someone who is ill in bed at sb s bedside ▪ Relatives have been at his bedside all week. bedside lamp/table/cabinet etc ▪ The clock on her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bedside — bed|side [ bed,saıd ] noun singular the area near your bed: a bedside lamp be at someone s bedside to sit near someone who is sick in bed: His family was at his bedside all day long …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bedside — /ˈbɛdsaɪd/ (say bedsuyd) noun 1. the side of a bed, especially as the place of one in attendance on the sick. –adjective 2. at or for a bedside: a bedside cabinet. –phrase 3. bedside manner, the way in which a medical professional treats a… …  

  • bedside — /bed suyd /, n. 1. the side of a bed, esp. as the place of one attending the sick. adj. 2. at or for a bedside: a bedside table. [1325 75; ME; orig. BED + S1 + SIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

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