- becquerel ,
- becquerel effect,
- becquerel rays,
- bed and board,
- bed and breakfast,
- bed and pep,
- bed bath,
- bed board
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.
Origin of bed
Examples from the Web for 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|Howard Kurtz|February 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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?|Tunku Varadarajan|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Tom Sykes|July 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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’|Tom Sykes|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some of that was bedded down by the Libyan Investment Authority.
The floor was bedded down a foot deep with springy silver fir boughs, laid butts down and toward the foot.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
But it resisted all his efforts, as if its iron bars had been bedded in the solid masonry.Cruel As The Grave|Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
These were an inch long by a quarter of an inch thick, and were bedded in the skin, and surrounded with fat.In Search of a Siberian Klondike|Homer B. Hulbert
Bedded down upon solid rock there was a high-tension alternator capable of absorbing the entire output of the mighty turbine.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
This canoe was bedded in the mud and gravel at the extremity of the Cit, on the Notre-Dame side.Primitive Man|Louis Figuier
- 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 beddian "to provide with a bed or lodgings," from bed (n.). From c.1300 as "to go to bed," also "to copulate with, to go to bed with;" 1440 as "to lay out (land) in plots or beds." Related: Bedded; bedding.
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