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The Meaning 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.

Synonyms

layer , seam , bottom , fanny , tail , seat , butt , bottom of the inning , rear end , can , merchantman , nates , fundament , freighter , bottomland , posterior , buttocks , behind , stern , backside , bum , underside , merchant ship , buns , hindquarters , tail end , derriere , tooshie , hind end , undersurface , rump , keister , ass , prat , arse , rear , tush , wrinkle , line , crinkle , crease , furrow , level , stratum , jazz , go to bed , have sex , do it , fuck , hump , bang , screw , have intercourse , hit the hay , sleep together , crawl in , love , hit the sack , know , roll in the hay , get it on , lie with , have it away , be intimate , eff , go to sleep , sack out , have a go at it , get laid , turn in , make out , have it off , kip down , bonk , sleep with , retire , make love , spang , discern , acknowledge , recognise , deal , whop , grapple , get along , bop , distinguish , bash , do , cheat , sock , cut , pick out , live , recognize , spot , hunch over , slam , chicane , manage , jockey , tell apart , complete , cognise , neck , whap , fill out , fill in , drive in , enjoy , contend , hunch forward , issue , make do , get by , write out , cope , chouse , experience , come , shaft , fare , cognize , hunch , adjourn , hand over , draw back , deliver , put on , retreat , fork over , fork up , strike out , put out , move back , pull away , render , recede , fork out , withdraw , pull back , supply , provide , furnish

Rhymes

abed , aforesaid , ahead , airhead , arrowhead , bankhead , beachhead , bedspread , behead , blockhead , bloodshed , bobsled , bread , bred , bridgehead , broadhead , bulkhead , bullhead , coed , copperhead , dead , deadhead , deathbed , dragonhead , dread , drumhead , ed , egghead , embed , farmstead , fed , figurehead , flathead , fled , fred , freda , ged , gingerbread , godhead , hampstead , hardhead , head , hollingshead , homestead , horsehead , hotbed , imbed , inbred , infrared , instead , lead , led , letterhead , loggerhead , marblehead , masthead , med , misread , ned , overhead , pled , purebred , read , reade , red , redd , redhead , retread , riverhead , roundhead , said , shed , shred , skinhead , sled , spearhead , sped , spread , stead , steelhead , sudafed , ted , thickhead , thoroughbred , thread , tread , unread , unsaid , unwed , warhead , watershed , wed , wellhead , whitehead , widespread , woodshed , zed , armstead , biomed , bled , brodhead , calfed , dred , featherbed , flatbed , interbred , jed , misled , newlywed , numed , overfed , cornbread , dredd , nedd , riverbed , sayed , schwed , seabed , sffed , shead , shedd , sledd , swed , szwed , trailhead , unted , wedd , wehde