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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

Beds

abbreviation for
(Placename) Bedfordshire
Translations

Beds

abbr (British) (=Bedfordshire)bed settee bed-settee ncanapé-lit m

beds

abbr of bedroomsZi.
References in classic literature ?
She then laid twenty mattresses one upon another over the three peas, and put twenty feather beds over the mattresses.
From Bristol he carried me to Gloucester, which was merely a journey of pleasure, to take the air; and here it was our hap to have no lodging in the inn but in one large chamber with two beds in it.
Let us take any common instance; there are beds and tables in the world-- plenty of them, are there not?
As for beds, the few rooms which the inn contained were all engaged; including even the room occupied by himself and his wife.
With the mind thus impressed, let any one examine beds of conglomerate many thousand feet in thickness, which, though probably formed at a quicker rate than many other deposits, yet, from being formed of worn and rounded pebbles, each of which bears the stamp of time, are good to show how slowly the mass has been accumulated.
A carpenter came to fix the bed so that it would be on a level with the window.
And I rest so composedly, Now, in my bed, That any beholder Might fancy me dead -- Might start at beholding me, Thinking me dead.
She glanced mechanically at the house opposite, a stucco house with a portico, and went to the child's bed.
Sixteen years previous to the epoch when this story takes place, one fine morning, on Quasimodo Sunday, a living creature had been deposited, after mass, in the church of Notre- Dame, on the wooden bed securely fixed in the vestibule on the left, opposite that great image of Saint Christopher, which the figure of Messire Antoine des Essarts, chevalier, carved in stone, had been gazing at on his knees since 1413, when they took it into their heads to overthrow the saint and the faithful follower.
I then said, "Half- past six; time for little boys to be in bed.
On this accursed bed Don Quixote stretched himself, and the hostess and her daughter soon covered him with plasters from top to toe, while Maritornes- for that was the name of the Asturian- held the light for them, and while plastering him, the hostess, observing how full of wheals Don Quixote was in some places, remarked that this had more the look of blows than of a fall.
I sought the landlord, and telling him I desired to be accommodated with a room, received for answer that his house was full --not a bed unoccupied.