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bedside

[ bed-sahyd ]
/ ˈbɛdˌsaɪd /
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noun

the side of a bed, especially as the place of one attending the sick.

adjective

at or for a bedside: a bedside table.

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Origin of bedside

1325–75; Middle English; originally bed + 's1 + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for bedside

bedside
/ (ˈbɛdˌsaɪd) /

noun

  1. the space by the side of a bed, esp of a sick person
  2. (as modifier)a bedside lamp; a doctor's bedside manner
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