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Bed meaning

bed - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. place ( plants) in a prepared bed of soil
  2. 2. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed ( as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.
  3. 3. ( Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
  4. 4. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
  5. 5. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
  6. 6. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
  7. 7. A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
  8. 8. See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
  9. 9. The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.
  10. 10. A course of stone or brick in a wall.
  11. 11. The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
  12. 12. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
  13. 13. To place in a bed.
  14. 14. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
  15. 15. To furnish with a bed or bedding.
  16. 16. To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.
  17. 17. To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.
  18. 18. To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
  19. 19. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
  20. 20. To go to bed; to cohabit.
  21. 21. A place to sleep on; place on which anything rests; layer; space allotted to plants.
  22. 22. To put in a bed; lay in layers; lay down.

bed - examples of usage

  1. And won't you go to bed?
  2. Are you going to bed, too, papa?
  3. Tell him I am in bed and nothing will get me out of it.
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