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bed

 (bĕd)
n.
1.
a. A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
b. A bedstead.
c. A mattress.
2.
a. A place where one may sleep; lodging: found bed and board at an inn.
b. Accommodations for a single person at a hospital or institution: a maternity ward with 30 beds.
3. A time at which one goes to sleep: drank milk before bed.
4. A place for lovemaking.
5. A marital relationship with its rights and intimacies.
6.
a. A small plot of cultivated or planted land: a flower bed.
b. An underwater or intertidal area in which a particular organism is established in large numbers: a clam bed; an oyster bed.
7. The ground surface below a body of water such as a sea, lake, or stream.
8. A supporting, underlying, or securing part, especially:
a. A layer of food surmounted by another kind of food: tomatoes on a bed of lettuce.
b. A foundation of crushed rock or a similar substance for a road or railroad; a roadbed.
c. A layer of mortar upon which stones or bricks are laid.
9. Printing The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
10. The part of a truck, trailer, or freight car designed to carry loads.
11. Geology
a. A broad mass of rock or sediment bounded by different material.
b. A deposit, as of ore, parallel to local stratification.
12. A heap of material: a bed of wood chips.
v. bed·ded, bed·ding, beds
v.tr.
1. To furnish with a bed or sleeping quarters: We bedded our guests down in the study.
2. To put or send to bed.
3. To have sexual relations with.
4. To plant in a prepared plot of soil.
5. To lay flat or arrange in layers.
6.
a. To embed.
b. To establish; base.
v.intr.
1. To go to bed.
2. Geology To form layers or strata.
Idioms:
get into bed with
Slang To become closely involved with another person or group, as in an intrigue: "The Israelis were experienced at this kind of [covert] ... work, but it was essential that the administration not get into bed with them on this" (Bob Woodward).
go to bed with
To have sexual relations with.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

BEd

abbr.
Bachelor of Education
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bedded - deposited or arranged in horizontal layersbedded - deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified rock"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
2.bedded - having a bed or beds as specifiedbedded - having a bed or beds as specified  
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
bedless - without a bed; "the cell was bedless"
References in classic literature ?
This was the road over which Antonia and I came on that night when we got off the train at Black Hawk and were bedded down in the straw, wondering children, being taken we knew not whither.
And so they'll say in the resurrection, when they come to fish up this old mast, and find a doubloon lodged in it, with bedded oysters for the shaggy bark.
When the thirteenth night was come we put up our lightning-rod, bedded it in one of the batches of powder, and ran wires from it to the other batches.