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1 bed /ˈbɛd/ noun
plural beds
1 bed
/ˈbɛd/
noun
plural beds
Learner's definition of BED
: a piece of furniture that people sleep on
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : something that is used to sleep on
see also deathbed, sickbed, sunbed, water bed
used in phrases that describe having sexual relations
◊ Someone who is good in bed is a skillful lover. When two people are in bed, they are in the act of having sex.
◊ To go to bed with someone is to have sex with someone.
◊ To get someone into bed is to get someone to have sex with you.
◊ Phrases like these are also used figuratively.
[count] : a small area of ground specially prepared for plants
see also bed of roses, flower bed, seedbed
[count]
: a flat pile or layer of something
: a flat pile or layer of food that is placed on a dish with other food on top of it
[count]
: the ground that is at the bottom of a sea, lake, etc.
: an area of shallow water where something grows
see also riverbed, seabed
[count] technical : a layer of rock or some other material from inside the earth
[count] : the platform or box in the back of some kinds of trucks
see also flatbed

die in (your) bed

see 1die

get up on the wrong side of the bed

(US) or chiefly British get out of bed on the wrong side
: to be in a bad mood throughout the day

make your bed and lie in it

◊ Expressions like you've made your bed, and now you must lie in it mean that you have done something that causes problems and now you must accept and deal with those problems.

marriage bed

: a bed that married people share sometimes used figuratively to refer to marriage in general or to the sexual relations that married people have
2 bed /ˈbɛd/ verb
beds; bedded; bedding
2 bed
/ˈbɛd/
verb
beds; bedded; bedding
Learner's definition of BED
[+ object]
informal + old-fashioned : to have sex with (someone)
: to place (food) on a pile or layer of something else usually used as (be) bedded

bed down

[phrasal verb]
: to lie down somewhere for sleep
bed (someone or something) down or bed down (someone or something) : to provide (a person or animal) with a place to sleep
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