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Bed \Bed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bedding.]

  1. To place in a bed. [Obs.]

  2. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.

    I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her.

  3. To furnish with a bed or bedding.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. (Masonry) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.

  7. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position. ``Bedded hair.''


Bedded \Bed"ded\, a. Provided with a bed; as, double-bedded room; placed or arranged in a bed or beds.


vb. (en-pastbed)

  1. adj. deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified rock" [syn: stratified] [ant: unstratified]

  2. having a bed or beds as specified [ant: bedless]

  1. 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"

  2. a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"

  3. a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed" [syn: bottom]

  4. (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of standstone"

  5. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: seam]

  6. single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach" [syn: layer]

  7. 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.

  8. a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"

  9. [also: bedding, bedded]

  1. v. furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

  2. place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil

  3. put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

  4. 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]

  5. 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]

  6. [also: bedding, bedded]


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Usage examples of "bedded".

Since there were not enough rooms, Dach bedded him, Birken, and Greflinger in the attic straw.

The contraction of the concrete, firmly bedded around the flanges of the iron, and showing cracks at fairly uniform intervals, probably localized the small corresponding movements of the iron near the concrete cracks, and resulted in a loosening of the caulking at these points.

Death descended on the puppy so suddenly that the expression of happiness was still on its mouth and in its eyes long after Grenouille had bedded it down in the impregnating room on a grate between two greased plates, where it exuded its pure doggy scent, unadulterated by the sweat of fear.

Chatterford lie with the same men, though how many of them has old Watkins bedded?

At the Chateau Neuf Northampton slept, well bedded, well content, under the three flags of Scotland, England and France.

She had a good shape, if a little slender for his tastes: he could tell that much quite easily even though she was swaddled in the all-encompassing robe: you developed an eye for such things if you had bedded as many women as had the Lord of Forent.

The two men, cold and saddlesore, thankfully handed over their horses to Tich Knight to be bedded down, then followed Michael into the taproom of the inn.

When the gelding was bedded down for the night, a part of Webb wanted to lie down and bury himself in the pile of straw in the corner.

Since then he had bedded Aurora Mcentire, been ambushed and wounded by the men working for that mysterious boss, fought his way out of that trouble, reached the lumber camp too late to prevent more murders, and raced here to the Diamond K in a desperate attempt to forestall an even more wholesale slaughter.

A form of gypsum, a hydrous calcium sulfate formed by the drying of bedded deposits precipitated from evaporating ancient seas.

Winter, hearing the dry report of bough and twig beneath their feet, the masty spring and crackle of brown ancient leaves, and brown pine needles, the elastic, bedded compost of a hundred buried and forgotten Winters.

The bedded volcanic rocks which form a series of ridges trending north-west comprise porphyritic basalts, andesite, and, near Port Luchdach, brownish trachyte.

And so, very, very carefully, Andromeda bedded down the little floppy-limbed puppy at the bottom of her basket, and covered his weak protesting form with flowers and white grapes and a pink handkerchief.

For the next couple of days the little puppy was so very poorly that Andromeda was able to keep him bedded down in her clothes cupboard without much fear of detection.

Yet here he was, lurking in a dark areaway on a day of pouring rain, watching another man marry the girl he had loved and bedded.