(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made

2. a plot of ground in which plants are growing

- the gardener planted a bed of roses

Definition categories: man–made, patch, plot

3. a depression forming the ground under a body of water

- he searched for treasure on the ocean bed

Similar word(s): bottom

Definition categories: object, depression

4. (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)

- they found a bed of sandstone

Definition categories: object, stratum

5. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit

- he worked in the coal beds

Similar word(s): seam

Definition categories: location, stratum

6. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

- slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach

Similar word(s): layer

Definition categories: man–made, artefact, artifact

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.

Definition categories: man–made, surface

8. a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track

- the track bed had washed away

Definition categories: man–made, base, foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure

Sentences with bed as a noun:

- My cat often sleeps on my bed.r /> I keep a glass of water next to my bed when I sleep.

- When camping, he usually makes a bed for the night from hay and a blanket.

- Go to bed!  I had breakfast in bed this morning.

- He's been afraid of bed since he saw the scary film.

- I read until bed.

- Too much bed, not enough rest.

- The meats and cheeses lay on a bed of lettuce.

- sea bed;  river bed;  lake bed;  There's a lot of trash on the bed of the river.

- Oysters are farmed from their beds.

- We added a new bush to our rose bed.

- A bed of concrete makes a strong subsurface for an asphalt parking lot.

- The parcels were loaded onto the truck bed before transportation.

- the upper and lower beds


1. furnish with a bed

- The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

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

Definition categories: contact, plant, set

3. put to bed

- The children were bedded at ten o'clock

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

4. have sexual intercourse with

Similar word(s): bang, bonk, hump, jazz, know, love, screw

Definition categories: contact, copulate, couple, mate, pair

5. prepare for sleep

- He goes to bed at the crack of dawn

Similar word(s): retire

Definition categories: body