1. [ noun ] (housing) a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep

"he sat on the edge of the bed" "the room had only a bed and chair"

Related terms: furniture berth bunk marriage_bed deathbed sleigh_bed plank-bed double_bed twin_bed four-poster bunk_bed hammock cot couch Murphy_bed platform_bed sickbed single_bed built-in_bed trundle_bed water_bed bedstead mattress
2. [ noun ] (geography) a plot of ground in which plants are growing

"the gardener planted a bed of roses"

Related terms: plot seedbed flowerbed turnip_bed hotbed asparagus_bed
3. [ noun ] (geography) a depression forming the ground under a body of water
Synonyms: bottom

"he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

Related terms: natural_depression ocean_floor streambed riverbed lake_bed
4. [ verb ] put to bed

"The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

Related terms: situate put
5. [ 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.
Related terms: surface press
6. [ noun ] (mining) a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
Synonyms: seam

"he worked in the coal beds"

Related terms: stratum coal_seam
7. [ verb ] go to bed in order to sleep
Synonyms: go_to_bed go_to_sleep get_into_bed sack_out hit_the_hay kip_down hit_the_sack crawl_in retire turn_in

"I usually turn in at midnight" "He turns out at the crack of dawn"

Related terms: get_up get_up bed_down
8. [ verb ] furnish with a bed

"The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

Related terms: supply bunk
9. [ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with
Synonyms: be_intimate make_love sleep_with do_it get_laid make_out eff lie_with have_intercourse have_it_away screw have_it_off fuck jazz know hump have_sex have_a_go_at_it bang get_it_on bonk roll_in_the_hay love

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Related terms: copulate take fornicate archaism neck love fuck lover sexual_love
10. [ noun ] single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
Synonyms: layer

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Related terms: sheet wall interlayer backing course tier tier lift blanket ply laminate
11. [ noun ] (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)

"they found a bed of sandstone"

Related terms: stratum ore_bed geology
12. [ verb ] place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
Related terms: plant
13. [ noun ] a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track

"the track bed had washed away"

Related terms: foundation roadbed railroad_bed
Similar spelling:   bede