Bed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbiː ˈed|  American pronunciation of the word bed
Brit.  |bed|  British pronunciation of the word bed
- a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
- a plot of ground in which plants are growing
- a depression forming the ground under a body of water (syn: bottom)
- (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)
- a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit (syn: seam)
- single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance (syn: layer)
- 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.
- a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track
- furnish with a bed
- place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
- put to bed
- have sexual intercourse with (syn: bang, bonk, fuck, hump, jazz, know, love, make out, screw)
- prepare for sleep (syn: retire, turn in)


The room contains only a bed and a dresser.

There are two beds in the hotel room.

He lay in bed all morning.

The blanket by the fireplace is the dog's bed.

Her bed was a mound of soft pine needles.

I'm planning on putting a bed of perennials in that corner of the yard.

He has fantasies about bedding a fashion model.

...the campers all bedded down for the night around 9:00 p.m....

The filter beds are large square beds of sand and gravel.

Ask him why he would neglect his vow, and bed another woman.

Simon lay in bed thinking.

She got into bed and turned out the light.

I was too tired to get out of bed.

You should go to bed early.

Have you made your bed, Penny?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bed
he/she/it: beds
present participle: bedding
past tense: bedded
past participle: bedded
singular: bed
plural: beds
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