a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness.
a device used to support a person sitting up in bed.
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Lay vs. LieThe difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s thornier cases of confusion. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal—the subject of the verb (the one doing the action) or the direct object (the person or thing being acted upon). When to use lay …
- bed molding,
- bed moulding,
- bed of nails,
- bed of roses,
- bed place,
- bed stone,
- bed table,
- bed tea,
- bed tray,
Origin of bed rest
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for bed-rest
One winter evening a woman came to my door to see if she could borrow a bed-rest.Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
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