Drank milk before bed.
King, queen and twin are each an example of a size of bed.
To plant flowers in a row in a garden is an example of to bed.
- 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.
A bed of wood chips.
Found bed and board at an inn.
A maternity ward with 30 beds.
A flower bed.
A clam bed; an oyster bed.
We bedded our guests down in the study.
A 100-bed hospital.
A bed of leaves.
A bed of coal.
- To become closely involved with another person or group, as in an intrigue:
- To have sexual relations with.
- to give birth (to)
- sleeping accommodations and meals
- home; the married state
- to prepare and use a sleeping place
- to be cross or grouchy
- in (or into) a close, collaborative relationship regarded as improper, undesirable, etc.City officials in bed with organized crime.
- 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
- to go to bed because of illness, etc.
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bed
- Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition