|1.||[ noun ] (housing) 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"
|Related terms:||furniture berth bunk marriage_bed deathbed sleigh_bed plank-bed double_bed twin_bed four-poster bunk_bed hammock cot couch Murphy_bed platform_bed sickbed single_bed built-in_bed trundle_bed water_bed bedstead mattress|
|2.||[ noun ] (geography) a plot of ground in which plants are growing|
"the gardener planted a bed of roses"
|Related terms:||plot seedbed flowerbed turnip_bed hotbed asparagus_bed|
|3.||[ noun ] (geography) a depression forming the ground under a body of water|
"he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
|Related terms:||natural_depression ocean_floor streambed riverbed lake_bed|
|4.||[ verb ] put to bed|
"The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
|Related terms:||situate put|
|5.||[ noun ] 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.|
|Related terms:||surface press|
|6.||[ noun ] (mining) a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit|
"he worked in the coal beds"
|Related terms:||stratum coal_seam|
|7.||[ verb ] go to bed in order to sleep|
|Synonyms:||go_to_bed go_to_sleep get_into_bed sack_out hit_the_hay kip_down hit_the_sack crawl_in retire turn_in|
"I usually turn in at midnight" "He turns out at the crack of dawn"
|Related terms:||get_up get_up bed_down|
|8.||[ verb ] furnish with a bed|
"The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
|Related terms:||supply bunk|
|9.||[ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with|
|Synonyms:||be_intimate make_love sleep_with do_it get_laid make_out eff lie_with have_intercourse have_it_away screw have_it_off fuck jazz know hump have_sex have_a_go_at_it bang get_it_on bonk roll_in_the_hay love|
"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
|Related terms:||copulate take fornicate archaism neck love fuck lover sexual_love|
|10.||[ noun ] single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance|
"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
|Related terms:||sheet wall interlayer backing course tier tier lift blanket ply laminate|
|11.||[ noun ] (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)|
"they found a bed of sandstone"
|Related terms:||stratum ore_bed geology|
|12.||[ verb ] place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil|
|13.||[ noun ] a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track|
"the track bed had washed away"
|Related terms:||foundation roadbed railroad_bed|