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bed

bed

 
 
pronunciation:
bed
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive 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.
The city hospital has three hundred beds.My bed needs a new mattress.
 
synonyms:
bunk, cot, fourposter
similar words:
berth, sack, truckle, trundle bed
definition 2: any place or thing used for resting or sleeping.
We slept in the barn on beds of straw.
synonyms:
berth, pallet, roost, sleeping bag
similar words:
bedroom, chamber, sack
definition 3: an area of ground used for planting, or the plants themselves.
We're putting in a new flower bed on the side of the house.
synonyms:
garden, patch, plot
similar words:
flat, plat
definition 4: the bottom of a body of water.
a lake bed
synonyms:
bottom
similar words:
base, channel, floor
definition 5: a supporting base or layer.
We put in a bed of gravel under the bricks.The shrimp are served on a bed of lettuce.
synonyms:
foundation, layer, substratum
similar words:
base, basis, deposit, lode, seam, stratum, substructure, support
definition 6: the area behind the cab of a truck on which the truck's cargo is loaded.
I lined the truck bed with a tarpaulin before loading the containers.
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phrase: get up on the wrong side of the bed
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bedded, bedding, beds
definition 1: to give a resting or sleeping place to.
similar words:
accommodate, billet, house, lodge, sleep
definition 2: to put to bed.
synonyms:
tack
definition 3: to have sexual intercourse with (someone) in bed.
similar words:
lay, screw, seduce
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have sleeping accommodations, as in a hotel.
similar words:
bunk, lodge, room
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Word History
A Latin word that meant "to dig or burrow" was the origin of the English word bed.
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  • 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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