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, you are talking about being near them when they are ill in bed.

She kept vigil at the bedside of her critically ill son...

She was called to her brother's bedside.

English dictionary. 2008.

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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 — 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 — 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

  • 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… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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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