Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Bed is the third solo album by Juliana Hatfield, released in 1998.
Bed is a short story collection by Tao Lin, published in 2007.
A bed is a piece of furniture.
Bed or beds may also refer to:
- a figure of merit about a facility such as a hospital, nursing home or prison (as in, "a 600-bed hospital")
- Bed (album), by Juliana Hatfield
- Bed (book), by Tao Lin
- "Bed" (song), by J. Holiday
- "Beds" (Lil Fizz song)
- Bed (geology)
- Bed-In, the peace activism event by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
- Garden bed
- Hospital bed, a bed specially designed for use in health care
- Stream bed
- Truck bed
- Bachelor of Education, an academic degree
- Banana equivalent dose, a unit of radiation exposure
- Binge eating disorder
- Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
- Hanscom Field, an airport, IATA code BED
- Bed, a painting by Robert Rauschenberg
- "Bed", a Men Behaving Badly episode
Most modern beds consist of a soft, cushioned mattress on a bed frame, with the mattress resting either on a solid base, often wood slats, or a sprung base. Many beds include a box spring inner-sprung base, a large mattress-sized box containing wood and springs that provide additional support and suspension for the mattress. Beds are available in many sizes, ranging from infant-sized bassinets and cribs, small beds for a single child or adult, to large queen and king-size beds designed for two adults. While most beds are single mattresses on a fixed frame, there are other varieties, such as the murphy bed, which folds into a wall, the sofa bed, which folds out of a sofa, and the bunk bed, which provides two mattresses on two tiers. Temporary beds include the inflatable air mattress and the folding camp cot. Some beds contain neither a padded mattress nor a bed frame, such as the hammock.
Beds may have a headboard for resting against, with others also having side rails and footboards (or "footers"). "Headboard only" beds may incorporate a "dust ruffle", "bed skirt", or "valance sheet" to hide the bed frame. To support the head, a pillow made of a soft, padded material is usually placed on the top of the mattress. Some form of covering blanket is often used to insulate the sleeper, often bed sheets, a quilt, or a duvet, collectively referred to as bedding. Bedding is the removable non-furniture portion of a bed, which enables these components to be washed or aired out.
250|thumb| Tilted sedimentary bedding in shales of the Cretaceous Salto del Fraile Formation, Peru. In geology a bed is the smallest division of a geologic formation or stratigraphic rock series marked by well-defined divisional planes (bedding planes) separating it from layers above and below. A bed is the smallest lithostratigraphic unit, usually ranging in thickness from a centimetre to several metres and distinguishable from beds above and below it. Beds can be differentiated in various ways, including rock or mineral type and particle size. The term is generally applied to sedimentary strata, but may also be used for volcanic flows or ash layers.
In a quarry, a bedding is a term used for a structure occurring in granite and similar massive rocks that allows them to split in well-defined planes horizontally or parallel to the land surface.
"Bed" is a song by American R&B singer J. Holiday. It is the second single released from his debut album Back of My Lac'. The song was produced by Los Da Mystro, who co-wrote the song with The-Dream.
Chris Brown was originally chosen to record the song, but when The-Dream decided to give it to J. Holiday instead, Brown said that he at least wanted to be featured on the record, as he thought it would bring the song to number one, but it never happened.
"Bed" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in the issue week of July 4, 2007 at number 89 and has peaked at number 5. It was number 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for five weeks in a row. The single has also debuted on BET's 106 & Park countdown at number 9 on Tuesday July 31, 2007. On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, "Bed" hit number one on its 11th day on the countdown. J. Holiday also performed "Bed" on 106 & Park on August 17, 2007. "Bed" was also performed on Showtime at the Apollo along with the single "Suffocate". This song was #70 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The video for "Bed" was ranked the #11 video of 2007 on BET: Notarized. The song also appears on the episode of "Stay fierce, Malik" January 23, 2009 on The Game.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bed \Bed\, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b["a]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin.]
An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed (as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.
And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed.
I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . make the beds.
In bed he slept not for my urging it.
(Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
George, the eldest son of his second bed.
A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground. ``Beds of hyacinth and roses.''
A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed.
(Geol.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
(Gun.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.
A course of stone or brick in a wall.
The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.
The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
(Mech.) The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine.
The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
(Printing) The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
Note: Bed is much used adjectively or in combination; as, bed key or bedkey; bed wrench or bedwrench; bedchamber; bedmaker, etc.
Bed of justice (French Hist.), the throne (F. lit bed) occupied by the king when sitting in one of his parliaments (judicial courts); hence, a session of a refractory parliament, at which the king was present for the purpose of causing his decrees to be registered.
To be brought to bed, to be delivered of a child; -- often followed by of; as, to be brought to bed of a son.
To make a bed, to prepare a bed; to arrange or put in order a bed and its bedding.
From bed and board (Law), a phrase applied to a separation by partial divorce of man and wife, without dissolving the bonds of matrimony. If such a divorce (now commonly called a judicial separation) be granted at the instance of the wife, she may have alimony.
Bed \Bed\, v. i. To go to bed; to cohabit.
If he be married, and bed with his wife.
Bed \Bed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bedding.]
To place in a bed. [Obs.]
To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her.
To furnish with a bed or bedding.
To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.
To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.
Among all chains or clusters of mountains where large bodies of still water are bedded.
(Masonry) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position. ``Bedded hair.''
n. a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed" [syn: bottom]
(geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of standstone"
a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: seam]
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach" [syn: layer]
the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.
a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
v. furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk]
go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn" [syn: go to bed, turn in, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire] [ant: get up, get up]
n. 1 (alternative form of B.Ed. nodot=1 English) (qualifier: Bachelor of Education). 2 (initialism of banana equivalent dose English)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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" (cognates: 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" (cognates: 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.
Usage examples of "bed".
He was almost convinced that reducing a tree to lumber expunged whatever might be abiding within when he saw the long, hooked tongue emerge from the wall behind the bed.
You simply wish to keep Abigail an invalid so you can visit her in her bed.
Kingsley looked out over the flower beds that, still abloom in spite of the lateness of the season, lay before Aylesberg Hall.
She got out of bed, studiously ignoring the robot, and went into the ablutions unit.
When I saw Nanette in my arms, beaming with love, and Marton near the bed, holding a candle, with her eyes reproaching us with ingratitude because we did not speak to her, who, by accepting my first caresses, had encouraged her sister to follow her example, I realized all my happiness.
I did not dare to light my lamp before this creature, and as night drew on he decided on accepting some bread and Cyprus wine, and he was afterwards obliged to do as best he could with my mattress, which was now the common bed of all new-comers.
She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.
I walked over to her bed and collapsed on it, and the next thing I knew she was shaking my shoulder and telling me that it was six in the morning and it was time to take the truck back to the Acme Fertilizer Company and make another pick-up.
Not long after his departure--that is, between eight and nine--the boy was taken ill and put into bed with all the violent symptoms which are invariably produced by that most deadly of vegetable poisons, aconitine, and he died at twenty minutes past eleven the same night.
Magenta, Saffranine, Acridine Reds, Acridine Scarlets, Rhoduline Reds, Rhodamine and Neutral Beds.
In doses of from twenty to sixty drops of the fluid extract, administered in a cup of warm water or herb-tea on going to bed, we have found it very effectual for breaking up recent colds.
The bed should be warmed after these are administered and the patient given hot lemonade to bring on free action of the skin, kidneys, and bowels.
After issuing several more admonitions against going in his refrigerator, Richard allowed the three women to lie him out on his bed with his arms outstretched.
Without more ado I locked the door, took off my clothes, and seeing that her back was turned to me, jumped into bed beside her.
When they arrived at the adobe house, Bay quickly nursed Whipp, fully intending to put him to bed and end the evening in the way that had been denied her for the past few months.