Bed definition

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The ground surface below a body of water such as a sea, lake, or stream.
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To plant in a prepared plot of soil.
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A mattress.
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To have sexual intercourse with.
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A time at which one goes to sleep.

Drank milk before bed.

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A place for lovemaking.
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To have sexual relations with.
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Such a place regarded as the scene of sexual intercourse or procreation.
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The definition of a bed is a piece of furniture on which to lie or sleep.

King, queen and twin are each an example of a size of bed.

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Bed is defined as to plant or arrange in soil in a certain manner.

To plant flowers in a row in a garden is an example of to bed.

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A supporting, underlying, or securing part, especially:
  • A layer of food surmounted by another kind of food.
    Tomatoes on a bed of lettuce.
  • A foundation of crushed rock or a similar substance for a road or railroad; a roadbed.
  • A layer of mortar upon which stones or bricks are laid.
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(printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
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The part of a truck, trailer, or freight car designed to carry loads.
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A heap of material.

A bed of wood chips.

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A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
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A bedstead.
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A place where one may sleep; lodging.

Found bed and board at an inn.

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Accommodations for a single person at a hospital or institution.

A maternity ward with 30 beds.

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A small plot of cultivated or planted land.

A flower bed.

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An underwater or intertidal area in which a particular organism is established in large numbers.

A clam bed; an oyster bed.

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A broad mass of rock or sediment bounded by different material.
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A deposit, as of ore, parallel to local stratification.
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To furnish with a bed or sleeping quarters.

We bedded our guests down in the study.

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To put or send to bed.
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To lay flat or arrange in layers.
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To embed.
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To establish; base.
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To go to bed.
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(geology) To form layers or strata.
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Bachelor of Education.
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A thing for sleeping or resting on; specif., a piece of furniture consisting usually of a bedstead, bedspring, mattress, and bedding.
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Accommodations for an occupant.

A 100-bed hospital.

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An enclosing substance, as rock in which shells, minerals, etc. are lodged.
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Any flat surface used as a foundation or support, as the earth, gravel, etc. under the rails and ties of a railroad.
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A pile or heap resembling a bed, esp. in softness or shape.

A bed of leaves.

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A geologic layer; stratum.

A bed of coal.

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The flat surface on which cargo is placed, as in a pickup or flatbed.
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Any place used for sleeping or reclining.
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A plot of soil where plants are raised.
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The flowers or vegetables growing in this.
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The bottom of a river, lake, etc.
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A place on the ocean floor where something grows in abundance.

Oyster bed.

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A layer of cement or mortar in which stone or brick is laid.
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The underside of a brick, slate, or tile.
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To provide with a sleeping place.
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To put to bed.
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To fix or place firmly; embed.
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To plant or arrange in a bed of earth.
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To make (earth) into a bed for plants.
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To lay out flat like a bed; arrange in layers.
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To go to bed; rest; sleep.
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To form in layers; stratify.
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Bachelor of Education.
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A layer of sediments or rock, such as coal, that extends under a large area and has a distinct set of characteristics that distinguish it from other layers below and above it.
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The bottom of a body of water, such as a lake, stream, or ocean.
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Alternative form of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education).
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Initialism of banana equivalent dose.
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A marital relationship with its rights and intimacies.
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get into bed with
  • To become closely involved with another person or group, as in an intrigue:
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go to bed with
  • To have sexual relations with.
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be brought to bed (of)
  • to give birth (to)
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bed and board
  • sleeping accommodations and meals
  • home; the married state
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bed down
  • to prepare and use a sleeping place
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get up on the wrong side of the bed
  • to be cross or grouchy
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in (or into) bed
  • in (or into) a close, collaborative relationship regarded as improper, undesirable, etc.
    City officials in bed with organized crime.
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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
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take to one's bed
  • to go to bed because of illness, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bed
Plural:
beds

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bed

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition