confined to bed, as by illness or age; bedridden.
I have a daughter in that room who has been ill and bedfast for more than two years.
Precious Memories Various
Every now and then for a good many years he’s had a bedfast spell.
Kenny Leona Dalrymple
She had barely recovered from the illness that kept her bedfast during the exciting days of the strike.
From Workhouse to Westminster George Haw
an archaic word for bedridden
Also called bedmate. a person who shares one’s bed. an associate or collaborator, especially one who forms a temporary alliance for reasons of expediency: Politics makes strange bedfellows. Historical Examples As she spends the day here and is out larking at night, she is not much of a bedfellow after all. Birds and Bees, Sharp […]
a city in SW West Virginia. Contemporary Examples The nearest movie theater and bowling alley are 45 minutes away, in Beckley. ‘Oxyana’ Documentary at Tribeca Exposes the OxyContin Epidemic Marlow Stern April 22, 2013 The name, chosen by Beckley, intentionally leaves out any reference to green, weed, or pot. The Race to Become Washington State’s […]
a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone. Chiefly Scot. a bow or curtsy of greeting. Archaic. beckon. at someone’s beck and call, ready to do someone’s bidding; subject to someone’s slightest wish: He has three servants at his beck and call. to form (a billet or the like) into a tire or hoop […]
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a town in N Ohio.