a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.
Archaic. an insane asylum or madhouse.
Casa Bruja is a diamond in the rough, a refuge among all this bedlam.
House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama Jeff Campagna November 29, 2014
bedlam, uproar, chaos; and all this half concealed by a veil of whirling dust.
Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan Pter Vay
Well, go on drinking and you will end in bedlam instead of the workhouse.
The Man Who Lost Himself H. De Vere Stacpoole
Mad—quite mad—go to bedlam—strait waistcoat—head shaved—and so on.
Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
You cannot get me into bedlam, all-powerful, all-artful as you are.
Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
I did not feel as if I were a lost soul in a bedlam of demons.
The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
She swam away in the bedlam of shrieks and clattering of dishes and knives.
Melomaniacs James Huneker
And the poet proceeds with a minute picture of “bedlam beggars.”
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3) Isaac Disraeli
Say, I wonder if there’s any one out in this bedlam of a night?
The Trail of ’98 Robert W. Service
It is not known exactly when lunatics were first received into bedlam, but some were there in 1403.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5 Various
a noisy confused place or situation; state of uproar: his speech caused bedlam
(archaic) a lunatic asylum; madhouse
“scene of mad confusion,” 1660s, from colloquial pronunciation of “Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem” in London, founded 1247 as a priory, mentioned as a hospital 1330 and as a lunatic hospital 1402; converted to a state lunatic asylum on dissolution of the monasteries in 1547. It was spelled Bedlem in a will from 1418, and Betleem is recorded as a spelling of Bethlehem in Judea from 971.
- Bedlington terrier
one of an English breed of terriers having a topknot and a thick, fleecy, usually bluish coat, groomed to resemble a lamb. Historical Examples There was a Bedlington terrier—Parker’s dog—attached (literally) to the caravan. Tomaso’s Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman noun a lithe, graceful breed of terrier having a long tapering head with […]
Also called Bedlingtonshire [bed-ling-tuh n-sheer, -sher] /ˈbɛd lɪŋ tənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). an urban area in E Northumberland, in N England. Bedlington terrier. Contemporary Examples With the right comb-outs, poodles and Bedlington terriers credibly imitate camels and bison. China’s Dog-Dyeing Craze: Once Shunned, Pet Pooches Now Embraced Melinda Liu July 7, 2012 Historical Examples Bedlington […]
- Bedloe’s island
former name of Liberty Island. noun the former name (until 1956) of Liberty Island
- Bednar’s aphthae
bednar’s aphthae Bednar’s aphthae Bed·nar’s aphthae (běd’närz) n. Aphthae affecting the newborn, consisting of two patches, one on either side of the median raphe of the palate.