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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bedlam  \Bed"lam\,  n.  [See  {Bethlehem}.] 
  1.  A  place  appropriated  to  the  confinement  and  care  of  the 
  insane;  a  madhouse.  --Abp.  Tillotson 
 
  2.  An  insane  person;  a  lunatic;  a  madman.  [Obs.] 
 
  Let's  get  the  bedlam  to  lead  him  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Any  place  where  uproar  and  confusion  prevail. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bedlam  \Bed"lam\,  a. 
  Belonging  to  or  fit  for  a  madhouse.  ``The  bedlam,  brainsick 
  duchess.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bedlam 
  n  1:  a  state  of  extreme  confusion  and  disorder  [syn:  {chaos},  {pandemonium}, 
  {topsy-turvydom},  {topsy-turvyness}] 
  2:  pejorative  terms  for  an  insane  asylum  [syn:  {Bedlam},  {booby 
  hatch},  {crazy  house},  {cuckoo's  nest},  {funny  farm},  {funny 
  house},  {loony  bin},  {madhouse},  {nuthouse},  {sanatorium}] 




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