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bed Idioms & Phrases


air bed

Air" bed`
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  1. A sack or matters inflated with air, and used as a bed.
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alveolar bed

  • noun lung tissue densely packed with alveoli
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Angel bed

  • a bed without posts.
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Apple-pie bed

  • a bed in which, as a joke, the sheets are so doubled (like the cover of an apple turnover) as to prevent any one from getting at his length between them. Halliwell, Conybeare.
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asparagus bed

  • noun a bed in which asparagus is growing
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baby bed

  • noun a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
    baby bed.
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baby's bed

  • noun a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
    baby bed.
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bacteria bed

  • noun layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms
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Bark bed

  • . See Bark stove (below).
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bed and breakfast

  • noun an overnight boardinghouse with breakfast
    bed and breakfast.
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bed bug

  • noun bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
    chinch; Cimex lectularius; bedbug.
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bed check

  • noun a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
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bed clothing

  • noun coverings that are used on a bed
    bedding; bedclothes.
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bed cover

  • noun decorative cover for a bed
    counterpane; bed cover; bedspread; bedcover; spread.
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bed covering

  • noun decorative cover for a bed
    counterpane; bed cover; bedspread; bedcover; spread.
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bed down

  • verb go to bed
    bunk down.
    • We bedded down at midnight
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bed ground

  • noun an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
    bed ground; bedground.
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bed jacket

  • noun a lightweight jacket worn over bedclothes (as when sitting in bed)
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bed linen

  • noun linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)
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bed of flowers

  • noun a bed in which flowers are growing
    flowerbed; bed of flowers.
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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.
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bed of roses

  • noun a flower bed in which roses are growing
    bed of roses.
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bed pillow

  • noun a soft pillow for use on a bed
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bed rest

  • noun confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
    bedrest.
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bed rock

Bed" rock"
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  1. (Mining) The solid rock underlying superficial formations. Also Fig.
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bed screw

Bed" screw`
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A form of jack screw for lifting large bodies, and assisting in launching.
  2. A long screw formerly used to fasten a bedpost to one of the adjacent side pieces.
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bed sheet

  • noun bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
    sheet.
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bed steps

Bed" steps`
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  1. Steps for mounting a bed of unusual height.
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bed wetter

  • noun someone suffering from enuresis; someone who urinates while asleep in bed
    wetter; bedwetter.
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bed-and-breakfast

  • noun an overnight boardinghouse with breakfast
    bed and breakfast.
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bed-ground

  • noun an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
    bed ground; bedground.
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bed-hop

  • verb be sexually active with more than one partner
    bedhop; sleep around.
    • His wife bed hops
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bed-molding

Bed"-mold`ing, Bed"-mould`ing noun
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) The molding of a cornice immediately below the corona. Oxf. Gloss.
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bed-wetting

  • noun enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)
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bedding geranium

  • noun an upright geranium having scalloped leaves with a broad color zone inside the margin and white or pink or red flowers
    zonal pelargonium; Pelargonium hortorum; fish geranium.
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bedding material

  • noun material used to provide a bed for animals
    bedding; litter.
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bedding plant

  • noun an ornamental plant suitable for planting in a flowerbed
    bedder.
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built in bed

  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    berth; bunk.
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built-in bed

  • noun a bed that is built in and fixed to a wall
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bunk bed

  • noun beds built one above the other
    bunk.
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camp bed

  • noun a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
    cot.
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capillary bed

  • noun a layer of tissue densely packed with capillaries
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Coal bed

  • (Geol.), a layer or stratum of mineral coal.
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creek bed

  • noun a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream
    streambed.
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Cross bedding

  • (Geol. ), oblique lamination of horizontal beds,
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day bed

  • noun convertible consisting of an upholstered couch that can be converted into a double bed
    studio couch.
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Dirt bed

  • (Geom.), a layer of clayey earth forming a stratum in a geological formation. Dirt beds are common among the coal measures.
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divan bed

  • noun an armless couch; a seat by day and a bed by night
    daybed.
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double bed

  • noun a bed wide enough to accommodate two sleepers
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double-bedded

  • adjective satellite having a double bed
    • a double-bedded room
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Elephant bed

  • (Geol.), at Brighton, England, abounding in fossil remains of elephants. Mantell.
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Feather bed

  • noun a mattress stuffed with feathers
    featherbed.
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  • a bed filled with feathers.
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Filter bed

  • noun filter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water
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  • a pond, the bottom of which is a filter composed of sand gravel.
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Flock bed

  • a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine. "Once a flock bed, but repaired with straw." Pope.
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Flower bed

  • noun a bed in which flowers are growing
    flowerbed; bed of flowers.
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  • a plat in a garden for the cultivation of flowers.
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Forcing bed ∨ pit

  • a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed.
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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.
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go to bed

  • verb prepare for sleep
    retire; sack out; hit the sack; bed; kip down; turn in; go to sleep; crawl in; hit the hay.
    • I usually turn in at midnight
    • He goes to bed at the crack of dawn
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hospital bed

  • noun a single bed with a frame in three sections so the head or middle or foot can be raised as required
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Hot bed

  • (Iron Manuf.), an iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.
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Hydrostatic bed

  • a water bed.
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Key bed

  • . Same as Key seat.
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lake bed

  • noun the bottom of a lake
    lake bottom.
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marital bed

  • noun the relationship between wife and husband
    marital relationship.
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marriage bed

  • noun the bed shared by a newly wed couple
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Mortar bed

  • (Mil.), a framework of wood and iron, suitably hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a mortar.
  • a shallow box or receptacle in which mortar is mixed.
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murphy bed

  • noun a bed that can be folded or swung into a cabinet when not being used
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Naked bed

  • a bed the occupant of which is naked, no night linen being worn in ancient times. Shak.
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ore bed

  • noun a stratum of ore
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Osier bed, ∨ Osier holt

  • a place where willows are grown for basket making. Eng.
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Oyster bed

  • noun a workplace where oysters are bred and grown
    oyster park; oyster bank.
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  • a breeding place for oysters; a place in a tidal river or other water on or near the seashore, where oysters are deposited to grow and fatten for market. See lst Scalp, n.
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Pig bed

  • noun mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
    pig.
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  • (Founding), the bed of sand in which the iron from a smelting furnace is cast into pigs.
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plank-bed

  • noun a bed of boards (without a mattress)
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platform bed

  • noun a bed without springs
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Press bed

  • a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a press or closet. Boswell.
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procrustean bed

  • noun a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
    procrustean rule; procrustean standard.
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Puerco beds

  • (Geol.), a name given to certain strata belonging to the earliest Eocene. They are developed in Northwestern New Mexico, along the Rio Puerco, and are characterized by their mammalian remains.
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purbeck beds

Pur"beck beds`
Etymology
So called from the Isle of Purbeck in England.
Definitions
  1. (Geol.) The strata of the Purbeck stone, or Purbeck limestone, belonging to the Oölitic group. See the Chart of Geology.
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railroad bed

  • noun a bed on which railroad track is laid
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rose bed

  • noun a flower bed in which roses are growing
    bed of roses.
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Sand bed

  • a thick layer of sand, whether deposited naturally or artificially; specifically, a thick layer of sand into which molten metal is run in casting, or from a reducing furnace.
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Settle bed

  • a bed convertible into a seat. Eng.
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Sick bed

  • the bed upon which a person lies sick.
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single bed

  • noun a bed for one occupant
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single-bedded

  • adjective satellite having single beds
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sleigh bed

  • noun a bed with solid headboard and footboard that roll outward at the top
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Sofa bed

  • noun a sofa that can be converted into a bed
    convertible.
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  • a sofa so contrived that it may be extended to form a bed; called also sofa bedstead.
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Spring bed

  • a mattress, under bed, or bed bottom, in which springs, as of metal, are employed to give the required elasticity.
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State bed

  • an elaborately carved or decorated bed.
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Tan bed

  • (Hort.), a bed made of tan; a bark bed.
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Tent bed

  • a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike canopy.
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test bed

  • noun a place equipped with instruments for testing (e.g. engines or machinery or computer programs etc.) under working conditions
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To be brought to bed

  • to be delivered of a child; often followed by of; as, to be brought to bed of a son.
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To make a bed

  • to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to put it in order.
  • to prepare a bed; to arrange or put in order a bed and its bedding.
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To put to bed

  • . (a) To undress and place in bed, as a child. (b) To deliver in, or to make ready for, childbirth .
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truck bed

  • noun the floor or bottom of a wagon or truck or trailer
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truckle bed

  • noun a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
    truckle; trundle; truckle bed.
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truckle-bed

Truc"kle-bed` noun
Definitions
  1. A low bed on wheels, that may be pushed under another bed; a trundle-bed. "His standing bed and truckle-bed." Shak.
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trundle bed

  • noun a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
    truckle; trundle; truckle bed.
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trundle-bed

Trun"dle-bed` noun
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  1. A low bed that is moved on trundles, or little wheels, so that it can be pushed under a higher bed; a truckle-bed; also, sometimes, a simiral bed without wheels. Chapman.
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tulip bed

  • noun a flowerbed in which tulips are growing
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turnip bed

  • noun a bed in which turnips are growing
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twin bed

  • noun one of a pair of identical beds
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twin-bedded

  • adjective satellite having twin beds
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water bed

  • noun a bed with a mattress made of strong plastic that is filled with water
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Wa"ter bed`
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  1. A kind of mattress made of, or covered with, waterproof fabric and filled with water. It is used in hospitals for bedridden patients. also used in some private homes.
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Wire bed, Wire mattress

  • an elastic bed bottom or mattress made of wires interwoven or looped together in various ways.
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