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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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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