Definitions of bed

  1. furnish with a bed; " The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
  2. 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"
  3. a plot of ground in which plants are growing; " the gardener planted a bed of roses"
  4. a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; " the track bed had washed away"
  5. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; " he worked in the coal beds"
  6. a depression forming the ground under a body of water; " he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
  7. ( geology) a stratum of rock ( especially sedimentary rock); " they found a bed of standstone"
  8. put to bed; " The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
  9. go to bed in order to sleep; " I usually turn in at midnight"; " He turns out at the crack of dawn"
  10. the flat surface of a printing press on which the form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.
  11. place ( plants) in a prepared bed of soil
  12. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed ( as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.
  13. ( Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
  14. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
  15. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
  16. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
  17. A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
  18. See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
  19. The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.
  20. A course of stone or brick in a wall.
  21. The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.
  22. The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
  23. The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine.
  24. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
  25. The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
  26. To place in a bed.
  27. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
  28. To furnish with a bed or bedding.
  29. To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.
  30. To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.
  31. To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
  32. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
  33. To go to bed; to cohabit.
  34. An article of furniture upon which one rests or sleeps; anything which serves as a resting- place, or in which something lies or is imbedded; a portion of a garden prepared and set apart for plants; the bottom of a river or any body of water; a layer of rock.
  35. To furnish with a bed; plant, as flowers; lay in a layer; lay flat, or in order.
  36. To go to bed.
  37. Bedded.
  38. Bedding.
  39. A couch or place to sleep on: a plot in a garden: a place in which anything rests: the channel of a river: ( geol.) a layer or stratum.
  40. To place in bed: to sow or plant: to lay in layers:- pr. p. bedding; pa. p. bedded.
  42. A place to sleep on; place on which anything rests; layer; space allotted to plants.
  43. To put in a bed; lay in layers; lay down.
  44. To put to bed; plant in a bed; sleep.
  45. Something for sleeping in or on; a couch.
  46. A place for plants; a layer; stratum; foundation or support.
  47. An article of furniture to sleep and rest on; marriage; a division or plot of ground in a garden; the channel of a river; that on which anything lies or is embedded; a layer or a stratum; the horizontal surfaces of stones in position.
  48. To place in bed; to plant in beds; to lay in bed; to lay in a stratum; to lay in order, or flat.
  49. To cohabit; to use the same bed. Bed of justice, a formal session of the French Parlement, under the presidency of the king, for the compulsory registration of the royal edicts. To bring to bed, or to put to bed, to deliver of a child. To be brought to bed, to be delivered of a child. From bed and board, the separation of husband and wife.
  50. Something on which to sleep; a couch; the bottom or channel of a river; a plot of ground in a garden; a layer; in geol., a stratum of considerable thickness.
  51. To lie; to sleep; to sow.

Usage examples for bed

  1. You may go back to bed. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  2. You had better go at once to bed. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  3. " To make my bed," he answered her question. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  4. She went to bed and did it. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  5. The little boys were all in bed by this time, and Hamish and Shenac were alone with their mother. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  6. I would they were a bed Mene. – Coriolanus by Shakespeare, William
  7. " Two just before going to bed," he said. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  8. I think I'll turn in with him to- night, if he will give me half a bed. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  9. I mean to go to bed very early to- night. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  10. It's time you and I were in bed. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  11. Will milor go to bed? – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  12. I'll go right away to bed if you have anything to do. – Tales-and-Fantasies by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  13. Only when David said, I am sick, mother, and I will go to my room and lie down on my bed, she answered: My dear lad, that is the right way. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  14. You had better go to bed now, Phil. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  15. Victoria had not yet gone to bed. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  16. Or have you been to bed? – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. He always did go to bed at that time. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  18. And now you had better go to bed. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  19. Only not to- night- go to bed." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  20. Both are in bed. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester