Definition of Bedding

1. Noun. Coverings that are used on a bed.

2. Noun. Material used to provide a bed for animals.
Exact synonyms: Bedding Material, Litter
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff

Definition of Bedding

1. n. A bed and its furniture; the materials of a bed, whether for man or beast; bedclothes; litter.

Definition of Bedding

1. Noun. The textiles associated with a bed, e.g., sheets, pillowcases, bedspreads, blankets, etc. ¹

2. Noun. Any material used by or provided to animals to lie on. ¹

3. Noun. (geology) a structure occurring in granite and similar massive rocks that allows them to split in well-defined planes horizontally or parallel to the land surface ¹

4. Noun. (horticulture) the temporary planting of fast-growing plants into flower beds to create colourful, temporary, seasonal displays, during spring, summer or winter ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of bed) ¹

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Definition of Bedding

1. material for making up a bed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bedding

1. 1. A bed and its furniture; the materials of a bed, whether for man or beast; bedclothes; litter. 2. The state or position of beds and layers. Origin: AS. Bedding, beding. See Bed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bedding

bedded in
bedding (current term)
bedding and linens
bedding geranium
bedding material
bedding plane
bedding plant

Literary usage of Bedding

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

1. Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and what it is Not by Florence Nightingale (1912)
"BED AND bedding. A few words upon bedsteads and bedding ; and prin- ... to be a symptom of fever—in nine cases out of ten it is a symptom of bedding. ..."

2. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Evidently, then, bedding in a deposit is a proof of changing conditions during ... bedding in Chemical and Organic Deposits.—In chemical and organic ..."

3. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"bedding Planes.—bedding planes are due to the assortment or sizing of ... Deposition may take place along bedding planes also because certain layers are ..."

4. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1893)
"False-bedding, Current-bedding.—Some strata, particularly sandstones, are marked by an ... This structure, known as false-bedding or current-bedding, ..."

5. An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language by Franciscans, St. Michaels, Ariz (1910)
"bedding. The early bedding consisted of a round mat of grass woven ... buffalo robe bedding. a pillow. ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"All four types of bedding are commonly seen in public parks, but spring bedding is the most appropriate for amateur and home use, as the bulbs flower at a ..."

7. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1913)
"bedding Animals that are confined in stables through the night should be ... If possible, a bedding should be used that will absorb moisture and help to ..."

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