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Meaning of BED

Pronunciation:  bed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
  3. [n]  a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
  4. [n]  a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
  5. [n]  a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
  6. [n]  (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of standstone"
  7. [v]  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?"
  8. [v]  put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
  9. [v]  furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

BED is a 3 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bang, be intimate, bonk, bottom, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, screw, seam, sleep with
 See Also: article of furniture, asparagus bed, base, bed of flowers, bedframe, bedstead, berth, built in bed, built-in bed, bunk, bunk, bunk bed, camp bed, coal seam, copulate, cot, couch, couple, creek bed, Davy Jones, Davy Jones's locker, deathbed, depression, double bed, flower bed, flowerbed, foot, fornicate, foundation, four-poster, fundament, furnish, furniture, groundwork, hammock, have, hotbed, lake bed, lake bottom, lay, marriage bed, mate, mattress, Murphy bed, natural depression, ocean bottom, ocean floor, ore bed, pair, patch, piece of furniture, place, plank-bed, platform bed, plot, plot of ground, pose, position, provide, put, railroad bed, render, river bottom, riverbed, roadbed, sack, sea bottom, seabed, seedbed, set, sickbed, single bed, sleigh bed, stratum, stratum, streambed, substructure, supply, take, truckle, truckle bed, trundle, trundle bed, turnip bed, twin bed, understructure, water bed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bed\, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde,
    Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b["a]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G.
    bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain
    1. 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.
             And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed. --Byron.
             I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . make the beds.
             In bed he slept not for my urging it. --Shak.
    2. (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
             George, the eldest son of his second bed.
    3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a
       little raised above the adjoining ground. ``Beds of
       hyacinth and roses.'' --Milton.
    4. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed
       of ashes or coals.
    5. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as,
       the bed of a river.
             So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed. --Milton.
    6. (Geol.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between
       layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
    7. (Gun.) See {Gun carriage}, and {Mortar bed}.
    8. (Masonry)
       (a) The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the
           upper and lower beds.
       (b) A course of stone or brick in a wall.
       (c) The place or material in which a block or brick is
       (d) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
    9. (Mech.) 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.
    10. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
    11. (Printing) The flat part of the press, on which the form
        is laid.
    Note: Bed is much used adjectively or in combination; as, bed
          key or bedkey; bed wrench or bedwrench; bedchamber;
          bedmaker, etc.
    {Bed of justice} (French Hist.), the throne (F. lit bed)
       occupied by the king when sitting in one of his
       parliaments (judicial courts); hence, a session of a
       refractory parliament, at which the king was present for
       the purpose of causing his decrees to be registered.
    {To be brought to bed}, to be delivered of a child; -- often
       followed by of; as, to be brought to bed of a son.
    {To make a bed}, to prepare a bed; to arrange or put in order
       a bed and its bedding.
    {From bed and board} (Law), a phrase applied to a separation
       by partial divorce of man and wife, without dissolving the
       bonds of matrimony. If such a divorce (now commonly called
       a judicial separation) be granted at the instance of the
       wife, she may have alimony.
  2. \Bed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    2. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
             I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. --Shak.
    3. To furnish with a bed or bedding.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
             Among all chains or clusters of mountains where
             large bodies of still water are bedded.
    6. (Masonry) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as
       to serve as a bed.
    7. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or
       recumbent position. ``Bedded hair.'' --Shak.
  3. \Bed\, v. i.
    To go to bed; to cohabit.
          If he be married, and bed with his wife. --Wiseman.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of your bed represents your intimate self and discovery of your sexuality. If you are sleeping in your own bed, then it indicates security and restoration of your mind. You are looking for domestic bliss and peace. If you are waking up in different and unknown beds, then it represent the consequences of the decisions you have made. Dreaming that you are going to bed with a stranger, suggests that you are making friends too fast. You need to be more cautious. Dreaming of sleeping outdoors on a bed means success. Dreaming that you are floating or lifting up into the air from your bed, suggests that you are feeling helpless and disconnected from those around you. Your ideas may be alienating people. You might need to tone down your personality a bit.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The ground at the bottom of the river.
  2. The earth below any body of water, limited laterally by bank or shore.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. mittah), for rest at night (Ex. 8:3; 1 Sam. 19:13, 15, 16, etc.); during sickness (Gen. 47:31; 48:2; 49:33, etc.); as a sofa for rest (1 Sam. 28:23; Amos 3:12). Another Hebrew word (er'es) so rendered denotes a canopied bed, or a bed with curtains (Deut. 3:11; Ps. 132:3), for sickness (Ps. 6:6; 41:3).

In the New Testament it denotes sometimes a litter with a coverlet (Matt. 9:2, 6; Luke 5:18; Acts 5:15).

The Jewish bedstead was frequently merely the divan or platform along the sides of the house, sometimes a very slight portable frame, sometimes only a mat or one or more quilts. The only material for bed-clothes is mentioned in 1 Sam. 19:13. Sleeping in the open air was not uncommon, the sleeper wrapping himself in his outer garment (Ex. 22:26,27; Deut. 24:12,13).

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