1. a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep;
- Example: "he sat on the edge of the bed"
- Example: "the room had only a bed and chair"
2. a plot of ground in which plants are growing;
- Example: "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
3. a depression forming the ground under a body of water;
- Example: "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
[syn: bed, bottom]
4. (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock);
- Example: "they found a bed of sandstone"
5. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit;
- Example: "he worked in the coal beds"
[syn: seam, bed]
6. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;
- Example: "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
[syn: layer, bed]
7. 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.;
8. a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track;
- Example: "the track bed had washed away"
1. furnish with a bed;
- Example: "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
2. place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil;
3. put to bed;
- Example: "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
4. have sexual intercourse with;
- Example: "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"
- Example: "Adam knew Eve"
- Example: "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
[syn: sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk]
5. prepare for sleep;
- Example: "I usually turn in at midnight"
- Example: "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"
[syn: go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bed \Bed\, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[aum]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin.] 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. [1913 Webster] And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed. --Byron. [1913 Webster] I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . make the beds. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In bed he slept not for my urging it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage. [1913 Webster] George, the eldest son of his second bed. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals. [1913 Webster] 5. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river. [1913 Webster] So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. (Geol.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc. [1913 Webster] 7. (Gun.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed. [1913 Webster] 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 laid. (d) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 10. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad. [1913 Webster] 11. (Printing) The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid. [1913 Webster] Note: Bed is much used adjectively or in combination; as, bed key or bedkey; bed wrench or bedwrench; bedchamber; bedmaker, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bed \Bed\, v. i. To go to bed; to cohabit. [1913 Webster] If he be married, and bed with his wife. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bed \Bed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bedding.] 1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with. [1913 Webster] I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish with a bed or bedding. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Among all chains or clusters of mountains where large bodies of still water are bedded. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 6. (Masonry) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed. [1913 Webster] 7. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position. "Bedded hair." --Shak. [1913 Webster]V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
BED Bookmark Exploring Dabbler (VRML)Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Bed (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).Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
366 Moby Thesaurus words for "bed": Colonial bed, Hollywood bed, Japanese garden, a world-without-end bargain, accommodation, accommodations, alliance, alpine garden, aqueduct, arboretum, arroyo, band, base, basement, basin, basis, bassinet, bearing wall, bed and board, bed down, bed in, bed on, bed-davenport, bedding, bedrock, bedstead, belly, belt, berth, billet, board, board and room, bog garden, bond of matrimony, border, botanical garden, bottom, bottom on, bottom side, break, breech, bridebed, bridle, broadcast, brush, build on, bunk, bunk bed, buttocks, camp bed, canal, channel, cohabitation, confirm, conjugal bond, conjugal knot, cot, couch, couche, coulee, course, coverture, cradle, creek bed, crib, culvert, curl up, curry, currycomb, cylinder press, day bed, deck, deep-dye, define, dibble, disseminate, domicile, domiciliate, donga, door bed, doss, double bed, double bunk, downside, drench, drill, dry bed, dry garden, duplex bed, embed, engraft, engrave, entrench, establish, etch, facilities, feather bed, feed, fix, flatbed cylinder press, floor, flooring, flop, flower bed, flower garden, flume, fodder, fold-away bed, fond, footing, forest, found, found on, foundation, four-poster, fundament, fundamental, gallery, garden, garden spot, gentle, go beddy-bye, go night-night, go to bed, go to rest, grape ranch, grapery, ground, ground on, grounds, groundwork, gulch, gully, gullyhole, gurney, hammock, handle, harbor, hardpan, harness, headrace, herbarium, hitch, holy matrimony, holy wedlock, hortus siccus, hospital bed, house, husbandhood, ill-assorted marriage, impact, implant, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain, inlay, inscribe, inseminate, inset, intermarriage, interracial marriage, irrigation ditch, jam, jardin, keep, king-size bed, kip, kitchen garden, layer, ledge, level, lie down, litter, lodge, lodgings, loll, lounge, lower berth, lower side, lowest layer, lowest level, makeready, manage, market garden, marriage, marriage bed, marriage sacrament, match, matrimonial union, matrimony, measures, mesalliance, milk, misalliance, miscegenation, mixed marriage, nestle, nether side, nethermost level, nullah, nuptial bond, ocean bottom, ornamental garden, overlayer, overstory, pack, pallet, panel bed, paradise, pavement, pile, pinetum, pipe berth, plant, platen, platen press, poster bed, pot, press, presswork, principle, print, printing machine, printing press, put in, put to bed, put up, quarter, quarter berth, queen-size bed, race, radical, recline, reforest, repose, reset, rest, retimber, retire, riprap, river bed, riverway, rock bottom, rock garden, roll in, roll-away bed, roof garden, room, root, rotary press, rotogravure press, rub down, rudiment, runnel, sacrament of matrimony, saddle, scatter seed, seam, seat, seed, seed down, seminate, set, set in, set on, settle, settle to rest, shelf, shelter, shrubbery, sill, single bed, sluice, snug down, sofa, sofa-bed, solid ground, solid rock, sow, sow broadcast, spillbox, spillway, spousehood, sprawl, stable, stage, stamp, step, stereobate, stereotype, story, stratum, stream bed, streamway, stretcher, stylobate, subsistence, substratum, substruction, substructure, sunken garden, superstratum, swash, swash channel, tailrace, take it easy, take life easy, tame, tea garden, tend, terra firma, tester bed, the hay, the sack, thickness, three-quarter bed, tier, topsoil, train, transplant, truck garden, truckle bed, trundle bed, tuck in, turn in, underbelly, underbuilding, undercarriage, undergird, undergirding, underlayer, underlie, underneath, underpinning, underside, understory, understratum, understruction, understructure, union, vegetable garden, victory garden, vinery, vineyard, wadi, water, water carrier, water channel, water furrow, water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks, web, web press, wedded bliss, wedded state, weddedness, wedding knot, wedge, wedlock, wifehood, yoke, zone