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Definition of "bed" []

  • A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs. (noun)
  • A bedstead. (noun)
  • A mattress. (noun)
  • A place where one may sleep; lodging: found bed and board at an inn. (noun)
  • Accommodations for a single person at a hospital or institution: a maternity ward with 30 beds. (noun)
  • A piece of furniture on which to sleep (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The mattress and bedclothes on such a piece of furniture (noun)
  • Sleep or rest (noun)
  • Any place in which a person or animal sleeps or rests (noun)
  • A unit of potential occupancy in a hospital or residential institution (noun)
  • A place for sexual intercourse (noun)
  • Sexual intercourse (noun)
  • A plot of ground in which plants are grown, esp when considered together with the plants in it (noun)
  • The bottom of a river, lake, or sea (noun)
  • A part of this used for cultivation of a plant or animal (noun)
  • A layer of crushed rock, gravel, etc, used as a foundation for a road, railway, etc (noun)
  • A layer of mortar in a masonry wall (noun)
  • The underside of a brick, tile, slate, etc, when in position (noun)
  • Any underlying structure or part (noun)
  • A layer of rock, esp sedimentary rock (noun)
  • The flat part of a letterpress printing press onto or against which the type forme is placed (noun)
  • A layer of solid particles of an absorbent, catalyst, or reagent through which a fluid is passed during the course of a chemical reaction or other process (noun)
  • A machine base on which a moving part carrying a tool or workpiece slides (noun)
  • To go to or put into a place to sleep or rest (verb)
  • To have sexual intercourse with (verb)
  • To place, fix, or sink firmly into position; embed (verb)
  • To form or be arranged in a distinct layer; stratify (verb)
  • To plant in a bed of soil (verb)

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Use "bed" in a sentence
  • "I miss this bed when I die lie me here in this bed~ where I died a thousand times before where I saw stars and danced and stretched and writhed and sang and swore and called out to a god oh yes ... this bed where"
  • "I disappeared inside my head in this bed where our children were sculpted here, where they first slept, in this bed~ where we feasted yes oh yes all this and more happened in this magnificently simple bed of hardwood and cool"
  • "I found the slips of paper which represented, for example, "doll," "is," "on," "bed" and placed each name on its object; then I put my doll on the bed with the words _is_, _on_, _bed_ arranged beside the doll, thus making a sentence of the words, and at the same time carrying out the idea of the sentence with the things themselves."