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[ bed-ing ]


  1. blankets, sheets, etc., used on a bed; bedclothes.
  2. bedclothes together with a matress.
  3. litter; straw, etc., as a bed for animals.
  4. Building Trades.
    1. a foundation or bottom layer.
    2. a thin layer of putty laid in the rabbet of a window frame or muntin to give a pane of glass an even backing.
  5. Geology. arrangement of sedimentary rocks in strata.


  1. Horticulture. of or relating to a plant especially suited to or prepared for planting in an open-air bed for ornamental displays:

    bedding hyacinths; bedding begonias.


/ ˈbɛdɪŋ /


  1. bedclothes, sometimes considered together with a mattress
  2. litter, such as straw, for animals
  3. something acting as a foundation, such as mortar under a brick
  4. the arrangement of a mass of rocks into distinct layers; stratification

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bedding1

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; bed, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Unlike sheets, duvets, or other bedding, you won’t select a weighted blanket size solely based on your bed.

Last month, the company launched a line of Country Living Magazine-branded mattresses, the first product in a multi-brand licensing partnership between Hearst Magazines and Idle Group, which specializes in bedding and home furnishing categories.

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The loft is decorated in a Southwestern bohemian style, with colorful wall paint and eccentric art and bedding.

Lindell’s continued allegations of widespread general-election fraud, for which there is no evidence, recently led to the threat of a costly lawsuit and the resignation of a board member from his Minnesota-based bedding company.

This alternative lifestyle is known as hot-racking, because of the sensation you get when you crawl into bedding that’s been recently occupied.

As I dragged my bedding into the unit, the deputy handed me a plastic bag.

He crosses the street and begins sweeping in front of the Sanitary Bedding Company.

I surveyed my hotel room, and snuggled deeper into the sheets (God, I love hotel bedding).

One full-moon night, a friend and I dragged our hotel bedding to the great stone heads, the moai, some 24 feet tall.

Mitchell ordered her into a tent full of dirty bedding and forced himself on her.

For that matter, he said, he didn't care a tinker's dam if we were; he had grub and bedding and we were welcome to both.

While we were packing grub and bedding on Piegan's extra horse, Lyn joined us, wrapped from head to heel in a yellow slicker.

The bedding was just as when he had lain down, but his sword was not there, nor a stick he always walked with.

I routed him out, in the dim mephitic place reeking of sour bedding, and put Petersen in his charge.

They piled all their bedding upon one narrow cot; and sleeping thus, they could be warm.


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