bed

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bed \Bed\, noun [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[aum]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 couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed (as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.

And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed. --Byron.

I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . make the beds. --Shak.

In bed he slept not for my urging it. --Shak.

2. (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.

George, the eldest son of his second bed. --Clarendon.

3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground. "Beds of hyacinth and roses." --Milton.

4. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.

5. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.

So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed. --Milton.

6. (Geol.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.

7. (Gun.) See {Gun carriage}, and {Mortar bed}.

8. (Masonry) (a) The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds. (b) A course of stone or brick in a wall. (c) The place or material in which a block or brick is laid. (d) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile. --Knight.

9. (Mech.) The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine.

10. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.

11. (Printing) The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.

Note: Bed is much used adjectively or in combination; as, bed key or bedkey; bed wrench or bedwrench; bedchamber; bedmaker, etc.

{Bed of justice} (French Hist.), the throne (F. lit bed) occupied by the king when sitting in one of his parliaments (judicial courts); hence, a session of a refractory parliament, at which the king was present for the purpose of causing his decrees to be registered.

{To be brought to bed}, to be delivered of a child; -- often followed by of; as, to be brought to bed of a son.

{To make a bed}, to prepare a bed; to arrange or put in order a bed and its bedding.

{From bed and board} (Law), a phrase applied to a separation by partial divorce of man and wife, without dissolving the bonds of matrimony. If such a divorce (now commonly called a judicial separation) be granted at the instance of the wife, she may have alimony.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bed \Bed\, verb (used without an object) To go to bed; to cohabit.

If he be married, and bed with his wife. --Wiseman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bed \Bed\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedding}.]

1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.

I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. --Shak.

3. To furnish with a bed or bedding.

4. To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.

5. To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.

Among all chains or clusters of mountains where large bodies of still water are bedded. --Wordsworth.

6. (Masonry) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.

7. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position. "Bedded hair." --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bed

noun

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 depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed" [syn: {bed}, {bottom}]

4: (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of sandstone"

5: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: {seam}, {bed}]

6: single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach" [syn: {layer}, {bed}]

7: 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.

8: a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"

verb

1: furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

2: place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil

3: put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

4: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: {sleep together}, {roll in the hay}, {love}, {make out}, {make love}, {sleep with}, {get laid}, {have sex}, {know}, {do it}, {be intimate}, {have intercourse}, {have it away}, {have it off}, {screw}, {fuck}, {jazz}, {eff}, {hump}, {lie with}, {bed}, {have a go at it}, {bang}, {get it on}, {bonk}]

5: prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn" [syn: {go to bed}, {turn in}, {bed}, {crawl in}, {kip down}, {hit the hay}, {hit the sack}, {sack out}, {go to sleep}, {retire}] [ant: {arise}, {get up}, {rise}, {turn out}, {uprise}]


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