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Idioms about bed

Origin of bed

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English bedd; cognate with Old Frisian, Dutch bed, Old Saxon bed(de), Old High German betti (German Bett ), Gothic badi, from unattested Germanic badjan (neuter); akin to Latin fodere “to dig,” Old Church Slavonic bodǫ, Lithuanian bedù “I pierce,” Welsh bedd “a grave”; presumably a bed was dug out in the ground

OTHER WORDS FROM bed

bedless, adjectivebedlike, adjectivein·ter·bed, adjective

Other definitions for bed (2 of 2)

B.Ed.

abbreviation
Bachelor of Education.
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How to use bed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bed (1 of 2)

bed
/ (bɛd) /

noun
verb beds, bedding or bedded
See also bed in

Word Origin for bed

Old English bedd; related to Old Norse bethr, Old High German betti, Gothic badi

British Dictionary definitions for bed (2 of 2)

BEd

abbreviation for
Bachelor of Education
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Medical definitions for bed (1 of 2)

bed
[ bĕd ]

n.
A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
Such a piece of furniture used for rest, recuperation, or treatment.
A supporting, underlying, or securing base or structure, especially an anatomical one.

Medical definitions for bed (2 of 2)

BED

abbr.
binge eating disorder
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Scientific definitions for bed

bed
[ bĕd ]

A layer of sediments or rock, such as coal, that extends under a large area and has a distinct set of characteristics that distinguish it from other layers below and above it.
The bottom of a body of water, such as a lake, stream, or ocean.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bed

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