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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bedtimenoun

    the time you go to bed


  1. bedtimenoun

    The time or hour at which one typically retires to bed in order to sleep.

    I'd love to stay and chat longer, but it's past my bedtime and I need some rest.


  1. Bedtime

    Bedtime (also called putting to bed or tucking in) is a ritual part of parenting to help children feel more secure and become accustomed to a more rigid schedule of sleep than they might prefer. The ritual of bedtime is aimed at facilitating the transition from wakefulness to sleep. It may involve bedtime stories, children's songs, nursery rhymes, bed-making and getting children to change into nightwear. In some religious households, prayers are said shortly before going to bed. Sleep training may be part of the bedtime ritual for babies and toddlers. In adult use, the term means simply "time for bed", similar to curfew, as in "It's past my bedtime". Some people are accustomed to drinking a nightcap or herbal tea at bedtime. Sleeping coaches are also used to help individuals reach their bedtime goals. Researchers studying sleep are finding patterns revealing that cell phone use at night disturbs going to sleep at one’s bedtime and achieving a good night’s sleep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bedtimenoun

    the time to go to bed


  1. Bedtime

    Bedtime involves rituals made to help children feel more secure, and become accustomed toward a comparatively more rigid sleep schedule than they would otherwise establish. Such rituals may be involved to a greater or lesser extent. Bedtime for children may become a positive ritual including: ⁕Bathing and Oral hygiene ⁕Bedtime story ⁕Songs, nursery rhymes or a lullaby ⁕Getting dressed in pajamas ⁕Talking about the day, and plans for tomorrow In some families, bedtime is an important bonding period for parents and children. The routines of bedtime can be an opportunity to spend quality time with a child, discussing emotional concepts such as views of daytime experiences, expressing interests as plans for the next day, and learning, for example with a book. It plays a key part in many parenting styles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedtime in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedtime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bedtime in a Sentence

  1. Claude Marcus:

    This late bedtime was one factor that really stood out. It was associated with increased weight, however, what we can see is [ only ] an association. If you put your kids to bed earlier, would it change anything ? That's something we don't know.

  2. David Tavella:

    She didn’t ask me about her health, but about her habits, for example, she wanted to know if meal or bedtime schedules would change. She showed no fear of the disease. On the other hand, she was very concerned about the other residents.

  3. Tim Chico:

    However, as taking medications at bedtime poses little risk.

  4. Bei Bei:

    The key to help adolescents get better sleep is to help them get sufficient sleep during school days, so with the constraint of early school start time, what adolescents could do is set reasonably early bedtime, and avoid staying up late.

  5. Hansa Bhargava:

    The message is the same, look at the child's life, see where the stress might be adding up, and reduce that. Take those cell phones away, take the technology away and make sure they adhere to a good bedtime.

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    • A. noninvasive
    • B. nasty
    • C. squashy
    • D. frantic

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