[bed] or [bɛd]
[bed] or [bɛd]
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) a plot of ground in which plants are growing; 'the gardener planted a bed of roses'.
(noun.) a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; 'the track bed had washed away'.
(noun.) 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.) a depression forming the ground under a body of water; 'he searched for treasure on the ocean bed'.
(noun.) (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); 'they found a bed of sandstone'.
(verb.) put to bed; 'The children were bedded at ten o'clock'.
(verb.) place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil.
(verb.) furnish with a bed; 'The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals'.
Editor: Mervin--From WordNet
(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.
Edited by Eva
n. . Couch, BERTH, resting-place, place to sleep in.. Raised plot (of ground).. Layer, stratum, seam, vein.
v. a. Embed.
Edited by Albert
A bed, clean and white, denotes peaceful surcease of worries. For a woman to dream of making a bed, signifies a new lover and pleasant occupation. To dream of being in bed, if in a strange room, unexpected friends will visit you. If a sick person dreams of being in bed, new complications will arise, and, perhaps, death. To dream that you are sleeping on a bed in the open air, foretells that you will have delightful experiences, and opportunity for improving your fortune. For you to see negroes passing by your bed, denotes exasperating circumstances arising, which will interfere with your plans. To see a friend looking very pale, lying in bed, signifies strange and woeful complications will oppress your friends, bringing discontent to yourself. For a mother to dream that her child wets a bed, foretells she will have unusual anxiety, and persons sick, will not reach recovery as early as may be expected. For persons to dream that they wet the bed, denotes sickness, or a tragedy will interfere with their daily routine of business.
Typed by Annette
Checked by Adrienne