BED'LAM, n. [Corrupted from Bethlehem, the name of a religious house in London, afterward converted into a hospital for lunatics.]

1. A mad house; a place appropriated for lunatics.]

2. A madman; a lunatic; one who lives in Bedlam.

3. A place of uproar.

BED'LAM, a. Belonging to a mad house; fit for a mad house.