I. noun the space beside a bed (used especially with reference to an invalid’s bed) • he was summoned to the bedside of a dying man
• [as modifier]
a bedside lamp.
II. phrases bedside manner /ˌbɛdsʌɪd ˈmanə / a doctor’s approach or attitude to a patient. • my reputation for a sympathetic bedside manner.
• he was brisk and elderly with very little bedside manner.