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Bed 1Definition: 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
Bed 2Definition: (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
Bed 3Definition: A plat or level piece of ground in a garden,
usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
Bed 4Definition: A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or
Bed 5Definition: The bottom of a
watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
Bed 6Definition: A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between
layers; as, a bed of coal, iron,
Bed 7Definition: See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
Bed 8Definition: The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower
Bed 9Definition: A course of stone or brick in a wall.
Bed 10Definition: The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.
Bed 11Definition: The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
Bed 12Definition: 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.
Bed 13Definition: The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
Bed 14Definition: The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
Bed 15Definition: To place in a bed.
Bed 16Definition: To furnish with a bed or bedding.
Bed 17Definition: 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.
Bed 18Definition: 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.
Bed 19Definition: To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
Bed 20Definition: To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
Bed 21Definition: To go to bed; to cohabit.
bed 22Definition: 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"
bed 23Definition: a plot of ground in which
plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of
bed 24Definition: a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
bed 25Definition: 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
bed 26Definition: single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;
hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
bed 27Definition: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal
bed 28Definition: a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
bed 29Definition: (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of
bed 30Definition: go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He
turns out at the crack of dawn"
bed 31Definition: have sexual intercourse with; "This student
sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this
bed 32Definition: put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten
bed 33Definition: place
(plants) in a prepared bed of soil
bed 34Definition: furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new