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[bed-spred] /ˈbɛdˌsprɛd/
an outer covering, usually decorative, for a bed.
Origin of bedspread
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; bed + spread Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His thin fingers tapped on the bedspread, and, like Colonel Newcome, he awaited the Schoolmaster's final call.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • She took the fleshless hand, kissed it, and laid it on the bedspread.

    Special Messenger Robert W. Chambers
  • He smiled with difficulty and made signs with his hand lying limply on the bedspread.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • She was still lying with her head buried in the bedspread when Kosloff returned.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • And there was her own bedspread again, "the music of the spheres," placed there in honor of her return.

  • But, undoubtedly, for bedspread purposes, there is nothing like the pinks or the blues.

  • Only when the Nurse gave a final pat to the bedspread she spoke.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The bedspread is worked in small diamonds, which are joined together by over-sewing.

British Dictionary definitions for bedspread


a top cover on a bed over other bedclothes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bedspread

also bed-spread, 1845, American English, from bed (n.) + spread (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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