deathbed

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death·bed

 (dĕth′bĕd′)
n.
1. The bed on which a person dies.
2. The last hours before death.
Idiom:
on (one's) deathbed
Close to death.

deathbed

(ˈdɛθˌbɛd)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. the bed in which a person is about to die
b. (as modifier): a deathbed conversion.
2. on one's deathbed about to die

death•bed

(ˈdɛθˌbɛd)

n.
1. the bed on which a person dies.
adj.
2. pertaining to or occurring in the last few hours of a person's life: a deathbed confession.
Idioms:
on one's deathbed, in the last few hours before death.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deathbed - the last few hours before deathdeathbed - the last few hours before death  
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
2.deathbed - the bed on which a person dies
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
Translations

deathbed

[ˈdeθbed]
A. Nlecho m de muerte
on one's deathbeden su lecho de muerte
B. CPD deathbed confession Nconfesión f en el lecho de muerte
deathbed conversion Nconversión f in artículo mortis
deathbed repentance Narrepentimiento m de última hora

deathbed

[ˈdɛθbɛd] nlit m de mort
to be on one's deathbed (= be dying) → être sur son lit de mortdeath blow death-blow n (fig)coup m fatal
to be a death blow to sth → être un coup fatal pour qch
to be dealt a death blow → recevoir un coup fataldeath by misadventure n (British)décès m accidenteldeath camp ncamp m de la mortdeath cell ncellule f de condamné à mortdeath certificate nacte m de décèsdeath duties npl (British)droits mpl de successiondeath knell death-knell n (= end) → mort f
to sound the death knell of sth (= signal the end) → sonner le glas pour qch

deathbed

1. nletto di morte
on one's deathbed → in punto di morte
2. adj (confession) → in punto di morte

deathbed

n lecho de muerte
References in classic literature ?
He saw a figure slowly arising to a sitting posture from the death bed of O-Mai the Cruel.
Neither his mother, nor I his father, who were his parents, could throw our arms about him and wrap him in his shroud, nor could his excellent and richly dowered wife Penelope bewail her husband as was natural upon his death bed, and close his eyes according to the offices due to the departed.
I described the children, pictured their several death beds, and detailed their tombstones and epitaphs.
And This is My Friend Mr Laurel is a one-man show that takes place in the bedroom of Oliver Hardy as he lies on his death bed.
the star lmed a moving death bed scene in the series , secretly knowing he was seriously ill in real life.
Another items auction off consist of a clipping of linen from Lincoln s death bed and stained with his blood, a letter signed by Mary Todd Lincoln on her personal mourning stationary and a display of photographs and autographs from Lincoln, Booth and Boston Corbett, the soldier who shot and killed Booth.
While she's on her death bed, a guilt-wracked Jason (Jack Donnelly) resolves to do all he can to save her, and begins a do-or-die mission into the unknown.
1959: Billie Holiday, jazz singer - probably the greatest of them all - was arrested on her death bed in hospital for possession of narcotics.
04 ( ANI ): Former South African president Nelson Mandela's family has said that although he is on death bed, he is still a fighter.
Add Friend and Death Bed are at the Actors Studio Theatre from Thursday to Saturday at 7.
In a statement Litvinenko dictated from his death bed Litvinenko blamed Putin for his fatal poisoning.
While being chauffeured to the office, Oscar undertakes a magical mystery tour that sees him take on the role of an assassin, sing a show tune with an old flame (Kylie Minogue), abduct Mendes's supermodel and become an elderly man lying on his death bed.