beds, bedding, bedded
1) N-COUNT: also prep N A bed is a piece of furniture that you lie on when you sleep.

She went into her bedroom and lay down on the bed...

We finally went to bed at about 4am...

By the time we got back from dinner, Nona was already in bed...

When she had gone Sam and Robina put the children to bed.

2) N-COUNT If a place such as a hospital or a hotel has a particular number of beds, it is able to hold that number of patients or guests.
3) N-COUNT: usu n N, N of n A bed in a garden or park is an area of ground that has been specially prepared so that plants can be grown in it.

The geraniums in the flower bed looked bedraggled from the heavy rain.

...beds of strawberries and rhubarb.

4) N-COUNT: usu with supp A bed of shellfish or plants is an area in the sea or in a lake where a particular type of shellfish or plant is found in large quantities.

Fishermen fear valuable oyster and mussel beds could be decimated...

The whole lake was rimmed with thick beds of reeds.

5) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp The sea bed or a river bed is the ground at the bottom of the sea or of a river.

For three weeks a big operation went on to recover the wreckage from the sea bed.

...the bare bed of a dry stream.

6) N-COUNT: usu with supp A bed of rock is a layer of rock that is found within a larger area of rock.

Between the white limestone and the greyish pink limestone is a thin bed of clay.

...a sandstone bed.

7) N-COUNT: usu sing, N of n If a recipe or a menu says that something is served on a bed of a food such as rice or vegetables, it means it is served on a layer of that food.

Heat the curry thoroughly and serve it on a bed of rice.

8) See also , bedding
9) PHRASE: V inflects To get someone into bed means to persuade them to have sex with you.
10) PHR-RECIP: V inflects To go to bed with someone means to have sex with them.
11) PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v If you say that someone is in bed with someone else, you mean that they are having sex in bed.
12) PHRASE If you say that someone is good in bed, you mean that they are a skilful lover.
13) PHRASE If you say that someone has made their bed and must lie in it, you mean that since they have chosen to do a particular thing, they must now accept the unpleasant results of their action.
14) PHRASE: V and N inflect When you make the bed, you neatly arrange the sheets and covers of a bed so that it is ready to sleep in.
15) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone got out of bed on the wrong side, you mean that they have been bad-tempered ever since they woke up that morning.
16) bed of rosessee rose
Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • bed — bed …   The Old English to English

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  • bed — bed; bed·da; bed·ded; bed·der; bed·e·guar; bed·er·al; bed·fel·low·ship; bed·ford; bed·ford·shire; bed·lam·er; bed·less; bed·ling·ton; bed·man; bed·ral; bed·rid·den; bed·stead; bed·ward; crab·bed; crab·bed·ly; crab·bed·ness; em·bed; em·bed·ment;… …   English syllables

  • Bed — Bed, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[ a]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin.] 1. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — /bɛd / (say bed) noun 1. a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. 2. the mattress and bedclothes together with the bedstead. 3. the bedstead alone. 4. the use of a bed for the night; lodging. 5. a place for sexual… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bed — [bed] n. [ME & OE < IE base * bhedh , to dig > Ger bett, L fossa, ditch, W bedd, Bret béz, a grave; orig. sense “a sleeping hollow in the ground”] 1. a thing for sleeping or resting on; specif., a piece of furniture consisting usually of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bed-In — for Peace Enregistrement de Give Peace a Chance lors du bed in de Montréal. Les Bed Ins for Peace[1] (au lit pour la paix) sont les deux événements médiatiques tenus par le fondateur des Beatles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bed — Bed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedding}.] 1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make partaker of one s bed; to cohabit with. [1913 Webster] I ll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — ► NOUN 1) a piece of furniture incorporating a mattress or other surface for sleeping or resting on. 2) informal a bed as a place for sexual activity. 3) an area of ground where flowers and plants are grown. 4) a flat base or foundation. 5) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bed — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bed*/*/*/ — [bed] noun 1) [C/U] a piece of furniture that you sleep on The room had two beds in it.[/ex] It s midnight – why aren t you in bed?[/ex] I never get out of bed before 10 am.[/ex] I got home at 11 pm and went straight to bed.[/ex] 2) [C] the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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