Words nearby Beds
Definition for beds (2 of 2)
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM bedbed·less, adjectivebed·like, adjectivein·ter·bed, adjective
Examples from the Web for beds
They were carpenters making chairs, beds and other rudimentary pieces of furniture for the locals.
Some have beds and heaters inside for the family members who want to stay all night.
There was one bathroom on the ship, and there were no showers or beds.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The beds were crammed together, and a man in the middle of the room had spots of flesh on his body that obviously were rotting.
So she began trying out the beds, but none of them suited her until she found that the seventh one was just right.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I repaired the carts; made paths in the garden, dug the beds, painted the roofs.The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories|Anton Tchekoff
Decided it was too warm to walk in the afternoon, so lay down on our beds, mustering in great force for afternoon coffee.In a German Pension|Katherine Mansfield
The Miocene beds are also marine and are characterized by an abundant molluscan fauna.
And then you went and pinched the farm maids in their beds, and made them dream of their lovers, mischievous young toads!Furze the Cruel|John Trevena
The skins are used both as clothes and as coverings for beds.
British Dictionary definitions for beds (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for beds (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for beds (3 of 3)
- 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
- journalism to finalize work on (a newspaper, magazine, etc) so that it is ready to go to press
- printing to lock up the type forme of (a publication) in the press before printing
verb beds, bedding or bedded
Word Origin for bed
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Idioms and Phrases with beds
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