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bedside (n.)

"position by a bed," usually in reference to attendance on one confined in bed, mid-15c., bedsyde, from late 14c. as two words, beddes side, from genitive of bed (n.) + side (n.). Bedside manner attested from 1848.

updated on May 04, 2017

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Definitions of bedside from WordNet

bedside (n.)
space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person);
the doctor stood at her bedside
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