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A covering, such as a sheet, blanket, or quilt, used on a bed.




a bedspread
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedcover - decorative cover for a bedbedcover - decorative cover for a bed    
bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding - coverings that are used on a bed
coverlet - a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)
quilted bedspread - a bedspread constructed like a thin quilt
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bed-cover [ˈbɛdkʌvər] ncouvre-lit m, dessus-de-lit m


[ˈbɛdˌkʌvəʳ] ncopriletto


(bed) noun
1. a piece of furniture, or a place, to sleep on. The child sleeps in a small bed; a bed of straw.
2. the channel (of a river) or floor (of a sea) etc.
3. a plot in a garden. a bed of flowers.
4. layer. a bed of chalk below the surface.
-bedded suffix
having (a certain number or type of) bed(s). a double-bedded room.
ˈbedding noun
mattress, bedclothes etc.
ˈbedbug noun
a small blood-sucking insect that lives in houses, especially beds.
ˈbedclothes (-kləuðz) , ((American) -kləuz) noun plural
sheets, blankets etc.
ˈbedcover noun
a top cover for a bed.
ˈbedridden adjective
in bed for a long period because of age or sickness. She has been bedridden since the car accident.
ˈbedroom noun
a room for sleeping in.
ˈbedside noun
the place or position next to a person's bed. He was at her bedside when she died; (also adjective) a bedside table.
ˈbedspread noun
a top cover for a bed. Please remove the bedspread before you get into bed.
ˈbedtime noun
the time at which one normally goes to bed. Seven o'clock is the children's bedtime; (also adjective) a bedtime story.
bed and breakfast
lodging for the night, and breakfast only (not lunch or dinner).
bed of roses
an easy or comfortable place, job etc. Life is not a bed of roses.
go to bed
1. to get into bed. I'm sleepy – I think I'll go to bed now; What time do you usually go to bed?
2. (often with with) to have sexual intercourse with; to have a love affair with.
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Probably considered the most typically Welsh of all woollen covers was the tapestry bedcover.
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Blue Patchwork Quilted Bedcover, [euro]86, Great Little Trading Company My 1st Christmas Bear 2014, [euro]13, Mamas & Papas Exact match Ditsy Owl cushion cover & pad, [euro]17.
The stunning bedcover, made by James Williams of Wrexham between 1842 and 1852, is normally on show at Wales's National History Museum, St Fagans, but features prominently in the British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain, which opens today.
GET THE LOOK: Kelly Hoppen Embroidered Coral Design Reversible Bedcover, in taupe, from PS43.
In her 1939 book, Historic Quilts, Florence Peto described a hand woven tufted bedcover attributed to Lucy Foster Rogers of Gloucester, Massachusetts.
In the earliest examples of quilts from Colonial American times, the quilts were crafted to showcase the handicraft prowess of the quilter while also serving as a warm bedcover.
The fundraising auction was launched six months ago by an anonymous Bahraini woman, who knitted a bedcover - dubbed as the Blessing Blanket - when she underwent treatment for ovarian cancer and is now being treated for colon cancer.
Jodhaa has exclusive bedspread and quilt collection; table runner, placemat, quilted reversible bedcover set, velvet and brocade bed spread set, hand embroidered bed cover set, cushions, rugs etc etc.
Eagle-eyed youngsters will delight in the details of the splendid, colourful illustrations, full of lovely humorous touches such as the paw-print lamp in leopard's bedroom, his leopard print bedcover, the motif on giraffe's mug of bedtime cocoa, baboon's bedtime reading material, not to mention the marvellous expressions on all the animals' faces, from the sleepwalking lion, the outraged ostrich and the befuddled warthog to the bewildered baboon tossed unceremoniously from his hammock.
There will be an array of silk cushions and scarves designed from sarees, fridge magnets made from expired bread, cloth bags created using curtain and bedcover material, beautiful paper beading, jewellery-embellished with Swarovski stones, and even earring holders made from CDs on display.
Considered one of the jewels of the ROM's Textile Collection, this early 18th-century palampore, or bedcover, from India's Coromandel Coast is decorated with an intricate tree of life design inspired by a melange of Persian, European, Indian, and Chinese styles.