22 Definitions of Bed

The meaning of the word bed, the definition of Bed:

n. - 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.

n. - (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.

n. - A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.

n. - A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.

n. - The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.

n. - A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.

n. - See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.

n. - The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.

n. - A course of stone or brick in a wall.

n. - The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.

n. - The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.

n. - 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.

n. - The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.

n. - The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.

v. t. - To place in a bed.

v. t. - To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.

v. t. - To furnish with a bed or bedding.

v. t. - 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.

v. t. - 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.

v. t. - To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.

v. t. - To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.

v. i. - To go to bed; to cohabit.

The word "bed" uses 3 letters: B D E

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after bed, or to bed in any order:

a - abed bade bead   i - bide   l - bled   n - bend   o - bode   r - bred   s - beds debs   t - debt   u - bedu  

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