from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The side of a bed or the space alongside it.
- adj. At or near the side of a bed: a bedside table; bedside conversation.
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- n. To the side of one's bed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The side of a bed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The side of a bed; position by a bed: usually with reference to attendance on one confined to bed: as, she watched by his bedside till dawn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. space by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person)
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The idea of attacking malpractice costs at the bedside is the most effective solution.
Nowadays surgeons and doctors have courses in bedside manners so that they can fake it, like I mentioned in the article.
Thus everyone at the bedside is some kind of generic "patient-care technician" -- regardless of how much or how little training and experience she or he has.
While I was able to reach her at once, every possible obstacle of a delayed and blocked transportation system interrupted the journey of her husband and children who were hurrying to her bedside from a distant state.
At the end of her bedside was a volume of Isaac Babel's stories.
His presence at the funeral and her bedside is a way of paying respect to that history.
At her bedside was her life partner of 46 years, Kay Tobin Lahusen.
HILL: The families are by the bedside, which is a good thing.
At his bedside were his wife, Jane, of 63 years; his daughter, Arlin; and his son, Caspar Jr. He was 88 years old.
Tell us about his demeanor, his so-called bedside manner, if you will.