from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sick person's bed.
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- n. A bed used by a person who is sick.
- n. A place for convalescence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the bed on which a sick person lies
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His friends described his last three weeks in sickbed, attended to by them and members of his family.
He could not walk and had to be carried by his servants into the Long Lane meeting house.25 Rising from his sickbed was an act of will.
This one, The House On Tradd Street by Karen White, came from a friend and being on my "sickbed" with a sore throat I was reading anything that came my way.
There is a sad and charming story that when Alexander realized he was dying, he secretly dragged himself from his sickbed out of the palace to throw himself into the Euphrates so that he might vanish from the world without a trace.
If only Matthew could rise from his sickbed and give this snake a pounding.
And just so you don't have to rise from a sickbed over the long weekend, I'll try not to be polemical here and require a reply.
Now suppose the man gets a diagnosis of a terminal illness and takes to the sickbed, waiting to die.
"In her sickbed, she would say, 'They are my babies,' â??" he recalled.
The Republicans made Byrd leave his sickbed every day in the week prior to Christmas in order to break filibusters on the healthcare reform bill — in which galaxy could that be construed as collegial!
In a separate but related development, Jade Goody today harangued reporters in a telephone conference from her sickbed, screaming, look at me!