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English Dictionary: bed by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): seam, bed
  6. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
    Synonym(s): 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"
  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?"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire
    Antonym(s): arise, get up, rise, turn out, uprise
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bed \Bed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      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.
      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. [bd]Bedded hair.[b8] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bed \Bed\, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde,
      Icel. be[?]r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[84]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti,
      G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain
      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.
                     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.
      3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a
            little raised above the adjoining ground. [bd]Beds of
            hyacinth and roses.[b8] --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
            (d) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
      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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bed \Bed\, v. i.
      To go to bed; to cohabit.
               If he be married, and bed with his wife. --Wiseman.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (Heb. mittah), for rest at night (Ex. 8:3; 1 Sam. 19:13, 15, 16,
      etc.); during sickness (Gen. 47:31; 48:2; 49:33, etc.); as a
      sofa for rest (1 Sam. 28:23; Amos 3:12). Another Hebrew word
      (er'es) so rendered denotes a canopied bed, or a bed with
      curtains (Deut. 3:11; Ps. 132:3), for sickness (Ps. 6:6; 41:3).
         In the New Testament it denotes sometimes a litter with a
      coverlet (Matt. 9:2, 6; Luke 5:18; Acts 5:15).
         The Jewish bedstead was frequently merely the divan or
      platform along the sides of the house, sometimes a very slight
      portable frame, sometimes only a mat or one or more quilts. The
      only material for bed-clothes is mentioned in 1 Sam. 19:13.
      Sleeping in the open air was not uncommon, the sleeper wrapping
      himself in his outer garment (Ex. 22:26,27; Deut. 24:12,13).
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