Origin of bedded
- the underside of a stone, brick, slate, tile, etc., laid in position.
- the upper side of a stone laid in position.
- the layer of mortar in which a brick, stone, etc., is laid.
- the natural stratification of a stone: a stone laid on bed.
- the canvas surface of a trampoline.
- the smooth, wooden floor of a bowling alley.
- the slate surface of a billiard table to which the cloth is fastened.
verb (used with object), bed·ded, bed·ding.
verb (used without object), bed·ded, bed·ding.
- to make a bed for (a person, animal, etc.).
- to retire to bed: They put out the fire and decided to bed down for the night.
- to retire, especially for the night.
- to engage in sexual relations.
- beneath the covers of a bed.
- engaged in sexual intercourse.
- to help (a child, invalid, etc.) go to bed.
- Printing.to lock up (forms) in a press in preparation for printing.
- to work on the preparation of (an edition of a newspaper, periodical, etc.) up to the time of going to press.
Origin of bed
Synonyms for bed
Examples from the Web for bedded
Contemporary Examples of bedded
And did I mention that his memoir, filled with tales of the women he has bedded, is called Exposing Myself?Senator Geraldo Rivera? Seems Unlikely the Fox News Pundit Will Run
February 2, 2013
I bedded down for this debate, Scotch in hand, expecting to be bored five ways to rigor mortis.Was That Obama’s Dud Double Who Lost the Debate to Romney?
October 4, 2012
Charles was succeeded by his brother James II, who was even more promiscuous, and was said to have bedded over a thousand women.Oral History: The Sex Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
July 10, 2012
By surrendering her virtue to Charles, Camilla had surrendered her right to marry him—the bedded could not be wedded.Juiciest Bits From Robert Lacey’s Royal Biography ‘The Queen’
May 9, 2012
Some of that was bedded down by the Libyan Investment Authority.Where Dictators Hide Their Money
August 26, 2011
Historical Examples of bedded
As with columns, the joints at base and necking are bedded in sheet lead.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
He took him in his arms to comfort him, and bedded him down on the pillow.Hidden Water
I'll finger it, when bedded cold Where never one shall rise.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
The herd of some 2000 steers was bedded down, and had so far given no trouble.Ranching, Sport and Travel
I bedded down about eleven, and to my surprise I slept well.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
- a situation or position of extreme difficulty
- a bed studded with nails on which a fakir lies
- (often foll by with)to have sexual intercourse (with)
- journalism printing(of a newspaper, magazine, etc) to go to press; start printing
- journalismto finalize work on (a newspaper, magazine, etc) so that it is ready to go to press
- printingto lock up the type forme of (a publication) in the press before printing
verb beds, bedding or bedded
Word Origin for bed
Old English bedd "bed, couch, resting place, garden plot," from Proto-Germanic *badjam "sleeping place dug in the ground" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon bed, Middle Dutch bedde, Old Norse beðr, Old High German betti, German Bett, Gothic badi "bed"), from PIE root *bhedh- "to dig, pierce" (cf. Hittite beda- "to pierce, prick," Greek bothyros "pit," Latin fossa "ditch," Lithuanian bedre "to dig," Breton bez "grave"). Both "sleeping" and "gardening" senses are in Old English. Meaning "bottom of a lake, sea, watercourse" is from 1580s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with bed
- bed and board
- bed and breakfast
- bed of roses
- early to bed
- get up on the wrong side of bed
- go to bed with
- make one's bed and lie in it
- make the bed
- put to bed
- should have stood in bed
- strange bedfellows