Bedlam is the probably a corruption of St Mary of Bethlehem, a hospital for mental patients founded in London in the sixteenth century. Because of this association the name has been popularly used for any place in a noisy, chaotic state, or any condition of wild disorder.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Bedlam
- Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse.
2. Bedlam
- A place appropriated to the confinement and care of the insane; a madhouse.
- An insane person; a lunatic; a madman.
- Any place where uproar and confusion prevail.
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Word count
    Word count is the relative frequency of appearance of different words in a given amount ...
  • Subjective
    Subjective used to refer to something existing inside oneself and not capable of being ...
  • Zygote
    When an egg becomes fertilized by the sperm, the resulting one-celled entity, ...
  • Great-man theory
    Great-man theory is the idea that the course of events is influenced at crucial times ...
  • Additive Tasks
    Additive Tasks for which the group product is the sum or combination of the efforts of ...