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bed·lam

 (bĕd′ləm)
n.
1. A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion.
2. often Bedlam Archaic An insane asylum.

[Middle English Bedlem, Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem, an institution in London for the mentally ill .]

bedlam

(ˈbɛdləm)
n
1. a noisy confused place or situation; state of uproar: his speech caused bedlam.
2. (Psychiatry) archaic a lunatic asylum; madhouse
[C13 bedlem, bethlem, after the Hospital of St Mary of Bethlehem in London]

bed•lam

(ˈbɛd ləm)

n.
1. a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.
2. Archaic. an insane asylum or madhouse.
[after Bedlam, a familiar name for the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem in London, a lunatic asylum from c1400]

bedlam

- The word bedlam is a contraction of Bethlehem, a hospital in London that became a lunatic asylum.
See also related terms for hospital.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedlam - a state of extreme confusion and disorderbedlam - a state of extreme confusion and disorder
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
balagan - a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"
2.bedlam - pejorative terms for an insane asylumBedlam - pejorative terms for an insane asylum
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

bedlam

noun pandemonium, noise, confusion, chaos, turmoil, clamour, furore, uproar, commotion, rumpus, babel, tumult, hubbub, ruction (informal), hullabaloo, hue and cry, ruckus (informal) He is causing bedlam at the hotel.
Translations
blázinec
kaospostyrvirvar
tébolyda
hávaîi
beprotnamis
juceklistrakomāja

bedlam

[ˈbedləm] N
1. (= uproar) → alboroto m
it was sheer bedlamla confusión era total
bedlam broke outse armó la de San Quintín
2. (Hist) (= asylum) → manicomio m

bedlam

[ˈbɛdləm] n (= noise) → chahut m (= chaos) → cirque m
It's bedlam in here! → Quel cirque là-dedans! bed linen nlinge m de lit

bedlam

n (fig: = uproar) → Chaos nt; in the classroom it was absolute bedlamin der Klasse ging es zu wie im Irrenhaus

bedlam

[ˈbɛdləm] nbaraonda

bedlam

(ˈbedləm) noun
(a place of) noise, confusion or uproar. Their house is bedlam.
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly, from a distance, came a bedlam of noise that made Michael prick up his ears and bristle with premonition of fresh disaster.
And he sang the song through, undeterred by the bedlam of two general fights, one on the adjacent platform, the other at the opposite end of the car, both of which were finally subdued by special policemen to the screams of women and the crash of glass.
The poor lady started from her sleep with as much amazement as terror, and beheld at her bedside a figure which might very well be supposed to have escaped out of Bedlam.
Perhaps it was that which made me feel lonely, since I was neither masked, nor disguised, nor yelling, nor in any other way in harmony with the bedlam element of life.