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Definition 1: a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sat on the edge of the bed
  • the room had only a bed and chair

(bed is a kind of ...) furniture intended for use in a bedroom

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed with a mattress made of strong plastic that is filled with water

(... is a kind of bed ) the bed shared by a newly wed couple

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed that can be folded or swung into a cabinet when not being used

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed of boards (without a mattress)

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed without springs

(... is a kind of bed ) the bed on which a sick person lies

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed for one occupant

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed with solid headboard and footboard that roll outward at the top

(... is a kind of bed ) a low bed to be slid under a higher bed

(... is a kind of bed ) one of a pair of identical beds

(... is a kind of bed ) a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed that is built in and fixed to a wall

(... is a kind of bed ) a rough bed (as at a campsite)

(... is a kind of bed ) beds built one above the other

(... is a kind of bed ) a small bed that folds up for storage or transport

(... is a kind of bed ) a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment

(... is a kind of bed ) the bed on which a person dies

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed wide enough to accommodate two sleepers

(bed is a part of ...) a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

(bed is a part of ...) the framework of a bed

(... is part of bed) a room used primarily for sleeping

Definition 2: a plot of ground in which plants are growing - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gardener planted a bed of roses

(bed is a kind of ...) a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

"a bean plot" "a cabbage patch" "a briar patch"

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed in which asparagus is growing

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed in which flowers are growing

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed in which turnips are growing

Definition 3: a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the track bed had washed away

(bed is a kind of ...) lowest support of a structure

"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed on which railroad track is laid

(... is a kind of bed ) a bed supporting a road

Definition 4: 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. - [noun denoting artifact]

(bed is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

(... is part of bed) a machine used for printing

Definition 5: single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach

Synonyms for bed in the sense of this definition

(bed is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of bed ) one of two or more layers one atop another

"tier upon tier of huge casks" "a three-tier wedding cake"

(... is a kind of bed ) (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

(... is a kind of bed ) a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface

(... is a kind of bed ) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

(... is a kind of bed ) a layer of material that encloses space

"the walls of the cylinder were perforated" "the container's walls were blue"

(... is a kind of bed ) a layer placed between other layers

(... is a kind of bed ) the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

(... is a kind of bed ) (construction) a layer of masonry

"a course of bricks"

(... is a kind of bed ) a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor

(... is a kind of bed ) something forming a back that is added for strengthening

(... is part of bed) a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers

Definition 6: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit - [noun denoting location]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he worked in the coal beds

Synonyms for bed in the sense of this definition

(bed is a kind of ...) one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)

(... is a kind of bed ) a seam of coal

Definition 7: a depression forming the ground under a body of water - [noun denoting object]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he searched for treasure on the ocean bed

Synonyms for bed in the sense of this definition

(bed is a kind of ...) a sunken or depressed geological formation

(... is a kind of bed ) the bottom of a lake

(... is a kind of bed ) the bottom of a sea or ocean

(... is a kind of bed ) a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river

(... is a kind of bed ) a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream

Definition 8: (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they found a bed of sandstone

(bed is a kind of ...) one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)

(... is a kind of bed ) a stratum of ore

(bed belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Definition 9: prepare for sleep - [verb of body]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I usually turn in at midnight
  • He goes to bed at the crack of dawn

Synonyms for bed in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bed ) go to bed

"We bedded down at midnight"

Definition 10: have sexual intercourse with - [verb of contact]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
  • Adam knew Eve
  • Were you ever intimate with this man?

Synonyms for bed in the sense of this definition

(bed is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(... is a kind of bed ) have sex with; archaic use

"He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

(... is a kind of bed ) have sex without being married

(bed has a similar meaning as ...) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

Definition 11: put to bed - [verb of contact]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children were bedded at ten o'clock

(bed is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 12: place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil - [verb of contact]

(bed is a kind of ...) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

Definition 13: furnish with a bed - [verb of possession]

Samples where bed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals

(bed is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of bed ) provide with a bunk

"We bunked the children upstairs"

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