Definition of Bed

1. Noun. A piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep. "The room had only a bed and chair"

2. Verb. Furnish with a bed. "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Bunk

3. Noun. A plot of ground in which plants are growing. "The gardener planted a bed of roses"

4. Verb. Place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil.
Generic synonyms: Plant, Set

5. Noun. A depression forming the ground under a body of water. "He searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

6. Verb. Put to bed. "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

7. Noun. (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock). "They found a bed of sandstone"
Category relationships: Geology
Generic synonyms: Stratum
Specialized synonyms: Ore Bed

8. Verb. Have sexual intercourse with. "Sam cannot bed Sue "; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

9. Noun. A stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit. "He worked in the coal beds"
Exact synonyms: Seam
Generic synonyms: Stratum
Specialized synonyms: Coal Seam

10. Verb. Prepare for sleep. "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

11. Noun. Single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance. "Slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
Exact synonyms: Layer
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Backing, Mount, Blanket, Course, Row, Cushion, Interlayer, Lift, Overlay, Ply, Tier, Wall
Group relationships: Laminate
Derivative terms: Layer

12. Noun. The flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc..
Group relationships: Press, Printing Press
Generic synonyms: Surface

13. Noun. A foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track. "The track bed had washed away"

Definition of Bed

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To place in a bed.

3. v. i. To go to bed; to cohabit.

Definition of Bed

1. Abbreviation. (initialism of banana equivalent dose) ¹

2. Noun. A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, to sleep on. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable usually after a preposition) Sleep; rest; getting to sleep. ¹

4. Noun. (context: usually after a preposition) One's place of sleep or rest. ¹

5. Noun. (context: usually after a preposition) The time for going to sleep or resting in bed. ¹

6. Noun. Time spent in a bed. ¹

7. Noun. A prepared spot to spend the night in, as in camping bed. ¹

8. Noun. A garden plot, as in "bed of roses". ¹

9. Noun. The bottom of a lake or other body of water. (defdate from later 16th c.) ¹

10. Noun. An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, or other sessile shellfish is found. ¹

11. Noun. A flat surface or layer on which something else is to be placed. ¹

12. Noun. A foundation or supporting surface formed of a fluid. ¹

13. Noun. The platform of a truck, trailer, railcar, or other vehicle that supports the load to be hauled. ¹

14. Noun. A deposit of ore, coal etc. ¹

15. Noun. (geology) the smallest division of a geologic formation or stratigraphic rock series marked by well-defined divisional planes (bedding planes) separating it from layers above and below ¹

16. Noun. A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship’s floor; a pallet. ¹

17. Noun. A piece of music, normally instrumental, over which a Radio DJ talks. ¹

18. Noun. Sexual activity. ¹

19. Verb. To go to a sleeping bed. ¹

20. Verb. To put oneself to sleep. ¹

21. Verb. To settle, as machinery. ¹

22. Verb. To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement. ¹

23. Verb. To set out plants in a garden bed. ¹

24. Verb. (slang) To have sexual intercourse with. (defdate from early 14th c.) ¹

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Definition of Bed

1. to provide with a bed (a piece of furniture used for sleeping) [v BEDDED, BEDDING, BEDS]

Medical Definition of Bed

1. 1. To place in a bed. 2. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with. "I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her." (Shak) 3. To furnish with a bed or bedding. 4. 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. 5. 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. "Among all chains or clusters of mountains where large bodies of still water are bedded." (Wordsworth) 6. To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed. 7. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position. "Bedded hair." Origin: Bedded; Bedding. 1. 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. "And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed." (Byron) "I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . Make the beds." (Shak) "In bed he slept not for my urging it." (Shak) 2. (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage. "George, the eldest son of his second bed." (Clarendon) 3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground. "Beds of hyacinth and roses." 4. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals. 5. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river. "So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed." (Milton) 6. A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc. 7. See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed. 8. The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds. A course of stone or brick in a wall. The place or material in which a block or brick is laid. The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile. 9. The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine. 10. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad. 11. The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid. Bed is much used adjectively or in combination; as, bed key or bedkey; bed wrench or bedwrench; bedchamber; bedmaker, etc. Bed of justice, a phrase applied to a separation by partial divorce of man and wife, without dissolving the bonds of matrimony. If such a divorce (now commonly called a judicial separation) be granted at the instance of the wife, she may have alimony. Origin: AS. Bed, bedd; akin to OS. Bed, D. Bed, bedde, Icel. Ber, Dan. Bed, Sw. Badd, Goth. Badi, OHG. Betti, G. Bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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