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bed

bed

 
pronunciation:
bed
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
get up on the wrong side of the bed
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of furniture used for resting or sleeping.
 
synonyms:
cot
similar words:
berth, sack
definition 2: an area of ground used for planting, or the plants themselves.
The cat dug up the flower bed.
synonyms:
garden, patch, plot
similar words:
flat
definition 3: the bottom of a body of water.
Divers searched the ocean bed for lost treasure.
synonyms:
bottom
similar words:
base, floor
definition 4: a supporting base or layer.
The bricks are lying on a bed of gravel.
synonyms:
foundation, layer
similar words:
base, basis, deposit, lode, seam, support
phrase: get up on the wrong side of the bed
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bedded, bedding, beds
definition: to give a resting or sleeping place to.
The old woman bedded the children near the fireplace.
similar words:
accommodate, house, lodge, sleep
Word History
A Latin word that meant "to dig or burrow" was the origin of the English word bed.
Word Builder: bed +
  • bedtime:
    the time when someone goes to sleep.
  • bedroom:
    a room where people sleep and keep their clothing.
  • bedspread:
    a cloth cover for a bed.
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