Definition of Bed down

1. Verb. Go to bed. "We bedded down at midnight"

Exact synonyms: Bunk Down
Specialized synonyms: Crash, Doss, Doss Down
Generic synonyms: Bed, Crawl In, Go To Bed, Go To Sleep, Hit The Hay, Hit The Sack, Kip Down, Retire, Sack Out, Turn In

Definition of Bed down

1. Verb. (intransitive) To lie down to sleep for the night, usually of livestock or machinery. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To put an animal to rest for the night. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bed Down

bed and board
bed and breakfast
bed bug
bed bugs
bed check
bed clothing
bed conversion
bed cover
bed covering
bed covers
bed down (current term)
bed ground
bed hair
bed head
bed in
bed jacket
bed linen
bed load
bed occupancy
bed of breast
bed of flowers
bed of justice
bed of pelts
bed of roses
bed of stomach

Literary usage of Bed down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1914)
"No person shall use, either in whole or in part, in the manufacture of any mattress, pillow, cushion or muff bed, down quilt, or bag, any material which has ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1886)
"This group has been constituted in two ways; by measuring from the Pittsburgh bed down sometimes to the top of the Mahon- ing sandstone, and sometimes down ..."

3. Trooper 3809, a Private Soldier of the Third Republic by Lionel Decle (1899)
"A trooper from the second squadron, whose room was close to mine, sneaked in and pulled my bed down. I saw him go back to his room, and as soon as he had ..."

4. Prison Conditions in Japan by Joanna Weschler (1995)
"8) Bed-down At 6 PM there will be a signal for bed-down. With that signal you may lay your bedding down on the designated place and lie down. ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Hungary by Dante Mena (2007)
"At the stable hotels, they will feed, water, and bed down the horses as required, so they'll be ready for you to leave in the morning. ..."

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