double bed

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noun

a bed large enough for two adults, especially a bed measuring 54 inches (137 cm) wide; full-size bed.

Nearby words

  1. double back,
  2. double bar,
  3. double bass,
  4. double bassoon,
  5. double batten,
  6. double bill,
  7. double bind,
  8. double blind experiment,
  9. double block,
  10. double blossom

Origin of double bed

First recorded in 1790–1800

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for double bed

  • According to the report, the chamber included a double-bed and was surrounded by four walls to give the couple absolute privacy.

  • The latest thing in women's hats is that huge-brimmed affair with the veil as voluminous as a double-bed mosquito netting.

    Lady Baltimore|Owen Wister
  • No double-bed, no common bed-room, room, no common dressing-room; nothing unseemly degraded the sanctity of our union.

    The Confession of a Fool|August Strindberg
  • She told me that she only had a double-bed and a half-bed, so she was limited to eight.