bed


bed
1 noun /bed/
1 SLEEP (C, U) a piece of furniture for sleeping on: a spare bed | a double bed | in bed: Simon lay in bed reading for hours. | go to bed: In the end, she went to bed without any fuss. | make the bed (=tidy the bed covers) | put sb to bed: I'll just put the children to bed. | get (sb) out of bed: Sorry for calling so early - I hope I didn't get you out of bed. | time for bed (=time to go to sleep) | take to your bed old-fashioned (=stay in bed because you are ill)
2 go to bed with informal to have sex with someone
3 get sb into bed informal to persuade someone to have sex with you
4 RIVER/LAKE/SEA (C) the flat ground at the bottom of a river, lake, or sea: the sea bed
5 GARDEN (C) an area of a garden, park etc that has been prepared for plants to grow in: rose beds
6 ROCK (C) a layer of rock
-see also: bedrock (2)
7 BASE (singular) a layer of something that forms a base that other things are put on top of
(+ of): The hut rests on a bed of concrete. | prawns on a bed of lettuce
8 oyster/coral etc bed an area of the bottom of the sea where there are a lot of oysters etc
9 get out of bed (on) the wrong side BrE get up on the wrong side of the bed AmE to feel slightly angry or annoyed for no particular reason
10 not a bed of roses not a happy, comfortable, or easy situation: Life isn't always a bed of roses you know.
11 you've made your bed and you must lie on it used to say that you must accept the bad results of your actions
12 be brought to bed (of) old use to give birth to a baby
2 verb (T)
1 old-fashioned to have sex with someone
2 also bed out to put plants into the ground so that they can grow
3 to fix something firmly onto or into a base: The foundations were bedded in cement.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • bed — bed …   The Old English to English

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  • bed — bed; bed·da; bed·ded; bed·der; bed·e·guar; bed·er·al; bed·fel·low·ship; bed·ford; bed·ford·shire; bed·lam·er; bed·less; bed·ling·ton; bed·man; bed·ral; bed·rid·den; bed·stead; bed·ward; crab·bed; crab·bed·ly; crab·bed·ness; em·bed; em·bed·ment;… …   English syllables

  • Bed — 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 origin.] 1. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — [bed] n. [ME & OE < IE base * bhedh , to dig > Ger bett, L fossa, ditch, W bedd, Bret béz, a grave; orig. sense “a sleeping hollow in the ground”] 1. a thing for sleeping or resting on; specif., a piece of furniture consisting usually of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bed-In — for Peace Enregistrement de Give Peace a Chance lors du bed in de Montréal. Les Bed Ins for Peace[1] (au lit pour la paix) sont les deux événements médiatiques tenus par le fondateur des Beatles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bed-in — for Peace Enregistrement de Give Peace a Chance lors du bed in de Montréal. Les Bed Ins for Peace[1] (au lit pour la paix) sont les deux événements médiatiques tenus par le fondateur des Beatles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — ► NOUN 1) a piece of furniture incorporating a mattress or other surface for sleeping or resting on. 2) informal a bed as a place for sexual activity. 3) an area of ground where flowers and plants are grown. 4) a flat base or foundation. 5) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bed — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

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