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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The classroom erupted into bedlam whenever Miss Simpson left for longer than a minute.
▪ All around me the bedlam continued but I was looking inward.
▪ All this beneath a canopy of sulphur and a bedlam of sounds, like confusion confounded.
▪ And she was off into her bedlam of mythology once more.
▪ In the bedlam of yelling and barking he danced from one foot to the other in a brief breathless panic.
▪ That innocence was not the natural state, bedlam was.
▪ The bedlam in no way flustered Boxer Sullivan.
▪ The taut dialogue raises a squirming smorgasbord of questions about the potential for bedlam when our profound individual differences are ignored.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bethlehem \Beth"le*hem\, n. [Heb. b[=e]th-lekhem house of food; b[=e]th house + lekhem food, l[=a]kham to eat. Formerly the name of a hospital for the insane, in London, which had been the priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem. Cf. Bedlam.]

  1. A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.

  2. (Arch.) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"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.


n. 1 A place or situation of chaotic uproar, and where confusion prevails. 2 (context obsolete English) An insane person; a lunatic; a madman. 3 (context obsolete English) A lunatic asylum; a madhouse.

  1. n. a state of extreme confusion and disorder [syn: chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness]

  2. pejorative terms for an insane asylum [syn: booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit]

Bedlam (comics)
For the member of the Exemplars, see Bedlam (Exemplar).

Bedlam (Jesse Aaronson) is a fictional character, a mutant superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He originally possessed the mutant ability to create and project a bio- EM field. This has the effect of temporarily disabling any similarly powered technology in the vicinity. He can also utilize his power to scan the environment for other pre-existing energy fields. After the High Evolutionary reset the mutant genome in every mutant on the planet, Jesse's abilities expanded to be able to affect the human brain's neural chemistry, thus allowing him to project the illusion of pain and confusion into other people.

Another, unrelated Bedlam was an enemy of Alpha Flight.

Bedlam (film)

Bedlam (1946) is a film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee, and was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures. The film was inspired by William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, and Hogarth was given a writing credit.

Bedlam (EP)

Bedlam is an EP by Twilightning, released March 27, 2006, on the label Universal International.


Bedlam may refer to:

  • Bethlem Royal Hospital, London hospital first to specialise in the mentally ill and origin of the word "bedlam" describing chaos or madness
Bedlam (Kennen novel)

Bedlam is a young adult novel by Ally Kennen, published on January 5, 2009. It was nominated for the 2010 Carnegie Medal.

Bedlam (Brookmyre novel)

Bedlam is Christopher Brookmyre's seventeenth novel. It was published in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2013. The book has been turned into a video game, also written by Brookmyre.

Bedlam (2013 TV series)

Bedlam is the British mental health documentary filmed at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). The series offers unprecedented access to clinical services, patients and staff at the Trust.

Bedlam (2011 TV series)

Bedlam is a British supernatural drama television series created by David Allison, Neil Jones, and Chris Parker. It was first broadcast on 7 February 2011 on Sky Living and Sky Living HD. The series finale was broadcast on 15 March 2011. In December 2011, it was announced that a second series had been commissioned for broadcasting in Spring 2012 with an updated cast. Series 2 was broadcast from June 2012 with Lacey Turner taking the lead as a suspended paramedic who can see dead people.

On 13 November 2012 Jack Roth, who plays Max in the series, revealed that Bedlam may return for Series 3 and that a decision on the show's future is to be made around Christmas 2012. On 11 March 2013 Roth announced on Twitter that Bedlam would not be returning for a third series.

@JackR0th is there a series 3 of bedlam out of interest?

@LauraBerry93 unfortunately not my dear - but who knows the future...

Bedlam (Pretty Little Liars)

"Bedlam" is the second episode of the seventh season of the mystery drama television series Pretty Little Liars, which aired on June 28, 2016, on the cable network Freeform. The episode was written by Joseph Dougherty and directed by Tawnia McKiernan.

The episode focuses on the protagonists growing suspicious of Elliott as Ali's condition worsens. Spencer and Caleb's relationship is on the rocks. Liam helps Aria and Ezra on their book. Hanna and Jordan's engagement falls down, and Hanna signs a contract with Lucas to construct a fashion company.

"Bedlam" yielded 1.24 million viewers and a 0.6 demo rating, down from the previous episode. This episode is rated TV-14.

Usage examples of "bedlam".

The weapon was called the horned blade, a creation of the mad warlock Azran Bedlam, and it was evil.

His self-doubts were returning and, with their return, the confidence he had gained from being the legacy of Nathan Bedlam was retreating rapidly.

There are those in my own clans who have dared almost to defy me completely because there is a Bedlam now living in the midst of my kingdom.

With the chaos created by the emergence of this new Bedlam, there has been too much trickery, too much treachery.

Unknown to him, his manner and look resembled Nathan Bedlam more and more.

When I discovered that Nathan Bedlam had gone ahead and used the spell, I was revoltedas much by my inactivity as I was by his use and the fact that we Dragon Kings had forced him into it.

He quietly cursed all those he felt responsible for his presence here: Cabe Bedlam, the Lady of the Amber, Azran Bedlam, the Gryphon, the cowardly Dragon Kingseveryone but himself.

Barren Lands by Nathan Bedlam, but beyond that he did not have a clue.

One thing I do intend to do is to contact Cabe Bedlam and your counterpart who rules the Dagora Forest.

It was at times like this that the younger Bedlam was grateful for the link he had with his grandfather.

No, Bedlam, I think these are his unliving servants, as horrible in their own way as those things moving south.

Nathan Bedlam, as if it still sought to protect him against some dire fatewhich he apparently was going to suffer regardless of that protection.

Cabe Bedlam, arms outstretched, a small object in his left hand, looking all the world like his grandfather.

The behemoth forgot the still figure, realizing now that he still had a chance to avenge himself on living, fragile creatures, most especially the mate of the Bedlam whelp.

It seemed to issue, rather, from a part of town that had not existed when Daniel had been a young man: a place, just up the road from Bedlam, called Grub Street.