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  1. an outer covering, usually decorative, for a bed.

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Origin of bedspread

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; bed + spread

Words Nearby bedspread Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bedspread in a sentence

  • A pattern that would be beautiful on a bedspread fabric, but here tells a story of loss so heartbreaking we can barely look.

    Inside a Home Funeral | Melissa Roberts Weidman | February 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Now Galt scrambled out of the bathtub and threw the still-warm Gamemaster and his other belongings into the bedspread.

  • The valet had preceded him, opening his valise and smoothing out his evening clothes on the lace bedspread.

    Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
  • Margaret and Jessie appeared on the porch dragging a great bundle of their belongings tied up in a bedspread.

  • Eunice was knotting fringe for a bedspread, and it interested the child wonderfully.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem | Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Pean brought with him a cotton bedspread that had also once been white, but left this with the canoe.

    Cruisings in the Cascades | George O. Shields
  • The bedspread is worked in small diamonds, which are joined together by over-sewing.

British Dictionary definitions for bedspread


/ (ˈbɛdˌsprɛd) /

  1. a top cover on a bed over other bedclothes

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