[ sik-bed ]

  1. the bed used by a sick person.

Origin of sickbed

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at sick1, bed

Words Nearby sickbed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sickbed in a sentence

  • His ailing mother emerged from her sickbed to ask reporters for Lana Turner’s address so she could write her a letter.

  • To prove that this was not so, these men wore the clothes of sick people, and even slept on the sheets taken from the sickbed.

    Little Busybodies | Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
  • For example, it is not right to leave the sickbed of one dear to us because his pains are unbearable.

    Elements of Morals | Paul Janet
  • The father lay in the parlor, on his sickbed, and groaned and complained and cursed the hour of his birth.

    Dame Care | Hermann Sudermann
  • For the next month his time was almost wholly taken up by the sickbed, and in the first week of December the end came.

    Keats | Sidney Colvin
  • What he wants to see again, he writes now further from his sickbed, are the simple flowers of our spring.

    Keats | Sidney Colvin