Definitions for: Bed


[n] 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"
[n] a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
[n] a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
[n] a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
[n] a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
[n] (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of standstone"
[v] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic); "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
[v] put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
[v] furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bed, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde,
Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b["a]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G.
bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain
origin.]
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.
--Shak.

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.
--Clarendon.

3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a
little raised above the adjoining ground. ``Beds of
hyacinth and roses.'' --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
laid.
(d) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
--Knight.

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.


Bed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bedding.]
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.
--Wordsworth.

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. ``Bedded hair.'' --Shak.


Bed, v. i.
To go to bed; to cohabit.

If he be married, and bed with his wife. --Wiseman.

Synonyms: bang, be intimate, bonk, bottom, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, screw, seam, sleep with

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