the side of a bed, especially as the place of one attending the sick.
at or for a bedside: a bedside table.

1325–75; Middle English; orig. bed + 's1 + side1 Unabridged
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bedside (ˈbɛdˌsaɪd)
a.  the space by the side of a bed, esp of a sick person
 b.  (as modifier): a bedside lamp; a doctor's bedside manner

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Example sentences
My two companions, safe and sound, were at my bedside clasping my hands.
The town's eight physicians hurried from case to case, able to spend only a few
  minutes at each bedside.
Medical expertise, bedside manner, and cultural competence are critical to
  practicing the best medicine.
My father had a loaded pistol in the drawer of his bedside table.
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