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Definitions of bed

  1. have sexual intercourse with; " This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; " Adam knew Eve" ( know is archaic); " Were you ever intimate with this man?"
  2. furnish with a bed; " The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
  3. 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"
  4. a plot of ground in which plants are growing; " the gardener planted a bed of roses"
  5. a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; " the track bed had washed away"
  6. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; " he worked in the coal beds"
  7. a depression forming the ground under a body of water; " he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
  8. ( geology) a stratum of rock ( especially sedimentary rock); " they found a bed of standstone"
  9. put to bed; " The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
  10. go to bed in order to sleep; " I usually turn in at midnight"; " He turns out at the crack of dawn"
  11. 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.
  12. have sexual intercourse with; " This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; " Adam knew Eve"; " Were you ever intimate with this man?"
  13. place ( plants) in a prepared bed of soil
  14. 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.
  15. ( Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
  16. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
  17. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
  18. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
  19. A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
  20. See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
  21. The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.
  22. A course of stone or brick in a wall.
  23. The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.
  24. The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
  25. 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.
  26. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
  27. The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
  28. To place in a bed.
  29. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
  30. To furnish with a bed or bedding.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
  34. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
  35. To go to bed; to cohabit.
  36. Equipment on which one may lie and sleep, especially as used to care for the hospital patient.
  37. 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.
  38. To furnish with a bed; plant, as flowers; lay in a layer; lay flat, or in order.
  39. To go to bed.
  40. Bedded.
  41. Bedding.
  42. 1. A platform affording support for the body in the horizontal position; a mattress or other yielding object on which one lies or sleeps. 2. In anatomy, a base or structure giving support to another.
  43. 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.
  44. To place in bed: to sow or plant: to lay in layers:- pr. p. bedding; pa. p. bedded.
  45. BEDCHAMBER, BEDDING.
  46. A place to sleep on; place on which anything rests; layer; space allotted to plants.
  47. To put in a bed; lay in layers; lay down.
  48. To put to bed; plant in a bed; sleep.
  49. Something for sleeping in or on; a couch.
  50. A place for plants; a layer; stratum; foundation or support.
  51. 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.
  52. To place in bed; to plant in beds; to lay in bed; to lay in a stratum; to lay in order, or flat.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. To lie; to sleep; to sow.
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Quotes of bed

  1. Birth control that really works- every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids. – Roseanne Barr Arnold
  2. Dawn: When men of reason go to bed – Ambrose Bierce
  3. I love coloring books. I keep some by my bed – Karen Black
  4. That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable. – Louise Fletcher
  5. I daresay I was the worst bed partner in five continents. – Martha Gellhorn
  6. Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed I speak figuratively, of course. – John Gielgud
  7. Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. – Allen Ginsberg
  8. If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed – Mark Haddon
  9. I think recent revelations about who's in what bed speak to the problems with what happened in the Gulf. – Stephanie Tubbs Jones
  10. I don't have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, "Nailed that one." But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning. – Hugh Laurie
  11. Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas. – Jose Marti
  12. The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty. – Walter Matthau
  13. If I can't play for big money, I play for a little money. And if I can't play for a little money, I stay in bed that day. – Bobby Riggs
  14. It just feels like Erwin and me... even at night I don't feel I have to look pretty in bed – Tina Turner
  15. We all have a great time. And then I go to bed get up and do it all over again. I like my life. – Bonnie Tyler

Usage examples for bed

  1. Both are in bed – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  2. Or have you been to bed – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. Victoria had not yet gone to bed – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  4. It's time you and I were in bed – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. 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
  6. I mean to go to bed very early to- night. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. " Two just before going to bed he said. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  8. You may go back to bed – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  9. I would they were a bed Mene. – Coriolanus by Shakespeare, William
  10. She went to bed and did it. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  11. Only not to- night- go to bed – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. He always did go to bed at that time. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  13. 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
  14. Will milor go to bed – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  15. I'll go right away to bed if you have anything to do. – Tales-and-Fantasies by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  16. You had better go at once to bed – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  17. 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
  18. And now you had better go to bed – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  19. 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.
  20. " To make my bed he answered her question. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker

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