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
3. a depression forming the ground under a body of water
- he searched for treasure on the ocean bed
Similar word(s): 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
Similar word(s): seam
6. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
- slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
Similar word(s): layer
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
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
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
5. prepare for sleep
- He goes to bed at the crack of dawn
Similar word(s): retire
Definition categories: body