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bedside

[bed-sahyd] /ˈbɛdˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the side of a bed, especially as the place of one attending the sick.
adjective
2.
at or for a bedside:
a bedside table.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; orig. bed + 's1 + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for bed side

bedside

/ˈbɛdˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
  1. the space by the side of a bed, esp of a sick person
  2. (as modifier) a bedside lamp, a doctor's bedside manner
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Word Origin and History for bed side

bedside

n.

late 14c., from bed (n.) + side. Bedside manner attested from 1869.

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