Definition and Meanings for bed

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Part of Speech of bed

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of bed

as. bed, bedd; akin to os. bed, d. bed, bedde, icel. be, dan. bed, sw. b, goth. badi, ohg. betti, g. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin

Meaning of bed

as noun

  • 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.
  • (used as the symbol of matrimony) marriage.
  • a plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
  • a mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
  • the bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
  • a layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
  • see gun carriage, and mortar bed.
  • the horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.;a course of stone or brick in a wall.;the place or material in which a block or brick is laid.;the lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
  • 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.
  • the superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
  • the flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to place in a bed.
  • to make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
  • to furnish with a bed or bedding.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
  • to lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.

as intransitive verb

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