A bed made up with white bed linen or bedclothes.
- mattresses and bedclothes
- straw, grass, etc., used to bed animals
- a bottom layer; base
- Geol. stratification
- Material, especially straw, on which animals sleep.
- A bottom layer; a foundation.
- Geology Stratification of rocks into beds.
- The textiles associated with a bed, e.g., sheets, pillowcases, bedspreads, blankets, etc.
- Any material used by or provided to animals to lie on.
- (geology) a structure occurring in granite and similar massive rocks that allows them to split in well-defined planes horizontally or parallel to the land surface
- (horticulture) the temporary planting of fast-growing plants into flower beds to create colourful, temporary, seasonal displays, during spring, summer or winter
- Present participle of bed.
Variant of bed
- a thing for sleeping or resting on; specif., a piece of furniture consisting usually of a bedstead, bedspring, mattress, and bedding
- any place used for sleeping or reclining
- such a place regarded as the scene of sexual intercourse or procreation
- a plot of soil where plants are raised
- the flowers or vegetables growing in this
- the bottom of a river, lake, etc.
- a place on the ocean floor where something grows in abundance: oyster bed
- an enclosing substance, as rock in which shells, minerals, etc. are lodged
- any flat surface used as a foundation or support, as the earth, gravel, etc. under the rails and ties of a railroad
- a layer of cement or mortar in which stone or brick is laid
- the underside of a brick, slate, or tile
- a pile or heap resembling a bed, esp. in softness or shape: a bed of leaves
- a geologic layer; stratum: a bed of coal
- ☆ the flat surface on which cargo is placed, as in a pickup or flatbed
Origin of bedMiddle English and amp; Old English ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhedh-, to dig from source German bett, Classical Latin fossa, ditch, western bedd, Breton béz, a grave; origin, originally sense “a sleeping hollow in the ground”
transitive verbbedded, bedding
- to provide with a sleeping place
- to put to bed
- to have sexual intercourse with
- to fix or place firmly; embed
- to plant or arrange in a bed of earth
- to make (earth) into a bed for plants
- to lay out flat like a bed; arrange in layers
- to go to bed; rest; sleep
- to form in layers; stratify
be brought to bed (of)
bed and board
- sleeping accommodations and meals
- home; the married state
get up on the wrong side of the bed
put to bed
- to get (a child, invalid, etc.) ready for sleep, as in a bed
- to lock (type, plates, etc.) into a form and place on a printing press
- to get an edition (of a newspaper, etc.) ready for printing
take to one's bed