n. v. bed•ded, bed•ding
1) fur a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps, rests, or stays when not well
2) fur the mattress and bedclothes together with the bedstead of a bed
3) fur the bedstead alone
4) the act of or time for sleeping
5) the use of a bed for the night; lodging
6) the marital relationship
7) any place used for sleeping or resting
8) bot
a) an area of ground in which plants, esp. flowering garden plants, are grown
b) bot the plants growing in such an area
9) geo the bottom of a lake, river, sea, or other body of water
10) an area on the bottom of a body of water abounding in a particular kind of plant or animal life:
an oyster bed[/ex]
11) a piece or part forming a foundation or base:
tuna on a bed of lettuce[/ex]
12) gel a layer of rock; stratum
13) civ a foundation surface of earth or rock supporting a track, pavement, or the like
14) bui
a) the underside of a stone, brick, slate, tile, etc., laid in position
b) the layer of mortar in which a brick, stone, etc., is laid
15) pri the flat surface in a printing press on which the form of type is laid
16) trs the body or, sometimes, the floor or bottom of a truck or trailer
17) zool. flesh enveloping the base of a claw, esp. the germinative layer beneath the claw
18) to provide with a bed
19) to put to bed
20) bot to plant in or as if in a bed
21) to lay flat
22) to place in a bed or layer
23) to embed
24) to have sexual intercourse with
25) to have sleeping accommodations
26) gel to form a compact layer or stratum
27) archaic to go to bed
28) phv bed down
to retire to bed
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE bedd, c. OFris bed, OS bed(de), OHG betti, Go badi

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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