- the side of a bed, especially as the place of one attending the sick.
- at or for a bedside: a bedside table.
Origin of bedside
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Examples from the Web for bedside
He kept his iPhone by his bedside and would draw the dawn using the Brushes app.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney
November 23, 2014
She also advises finding a doctor and a bedside nurse who are comfortable with the procedure.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
She had been there as my mother and I sat with him around the clock, sleeping by his bedside, anxiously checking his vitals.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
Bucca ignored what must have been excruciating pain as he made his way to the bedside of Police Officer Steven McDonald.The Flying New York Fireman Who Shined on 9/11
September 11, 2014
Online diagnoses are delivered hyperbolically and without a shred of bedside manner.Strangers Diagnose Your Illness and Get Cash in Return
August 15, 2014
The doctor was sitting by the bedside, watching the effect of something he had given her.Weighed and Wanting
Rico went to the bedside, and looked at the child in silence.
At last she returned to Andrew, and seated herself by his bedside.
She took his hand in both hers, as she often took her mother's, and stood by the bedside.
A year ago I was called to the bedside of a dying man, old in years and old in sin.In the Midst of Alarms
- the space by the side of a bed, esp of a sick person
- (as modifier)a bedside lamp; a doctor's bedside manner
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Word Origin and History for bedside
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