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  Definition of bed
  1. a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
  2. a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
  3. a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
  4. the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.
  5. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
  6. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
  7. a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
  8. (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of standstone"
  9. go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn"
  10. put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o''clock"
  11. place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
  12. furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
Similar Words: layer, seam, bottom, go to bed, turn in, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire


Hyponyms: berth, bunk, built in bed, built-in bed, bunk bed, cot, camp bed, couch, deathbed, double bed, four-poster, hammock, sack, marriage bed, Murphy bed, plank-bed, platform bed, sickbed, single bed, sleigh bed, trundle bed, trundle, truckle bed, truckle, twin bed, water bed, asparagus bed, flowerbed, flower bed, bed of flowers, hotbed, seedbed, turnip bed, railroad bed, roadbed, backing, mount, blanket, course, row, interlayer, lift, ply, tier, wall, coal seam, lake bed, lake bottom, ocean floor, ocean bottom, seabed, sea bottom, Davy Jones's locker, Davy Jones, riverbed, river bottom, streambed, creek bed, ore bed, bed down, bunk down


Part Meronyms: press, printing press, laminate


Derivational Morphology: love, layer


Anagrams: deb


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: bedding and bodem and lêplek   Catalan: llit  
Chinese: and 河床   Danish: seng  
Dutch: bed and bedding   Esperanto: bedo and fluejo and lito  
Finnish: makuusija and penkki and pohja and sänky   French: lit  
German: Beet and Bett and Boden and Lager   Greek: κρεβάτι and κοίτη  
Hebrew: מיטה and ערוגה   Hindi: बिस्तर  
Hungarian: ágy   Icelandic: rúm  
Italian: letto   Japanese: ベッド  
Korean: 모판 and 하상 and 잠자리 and 침대   Latin: cubile  
Latvian: gulta   Lithuanian: lova  
Norwegian: bed and bunn and seng   Polish: łóżko  
Portuguese: cama and leito   Romanian: pat  
Russian: дно and клумба and кровать   Slovene: gredica and ležišče and postelja  
Spanish: cama   Swahili: kitanda  
Swedish: bädd and rabatt   Telugu: అడుగు and పక్క  
Vietnamese: chỗ and giường and luống and đáy   Welsh: gwely  
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