Definition of bed

"bed" in the noun sense

1. bed

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. bed

a plot of ground in which plants are growing

"the gardener planted a bed of roses"

3. bed, bottom

a depression forming the ground under a body of water

"he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

4. bed

geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock

"they found a bed of sandstone"

5. seam, bed

a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit

"he worked in the coal beds"

6. layer, bed

single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

7. bed

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. bed

a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track

"the track bed had washed away"

"bed" in the verb sense

1. bed

furnish with a bed

"The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

2. bed

place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil

3. bed

put to bed

"The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

4. sleep together, 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, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk

have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"

"Adam knew Eve"

"Were you ever intimate with this man?"

5. go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire

prepare for sleep

"I usually turn in at midnight"

"He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

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Quotations for bed

An egg and to bed. [ Proverb ]

In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
And born in bed, in bed we die;
The near approach a bed may show
Of human bliss to human woe. [ Isaac De Benserade ]

Better a barn filled; than a bed. [ Proverb ]

An old man is a bed full of bones. [ Proverb ]

As you make your bed, so lie down. [ Proverb ]

Sluggards guise,
Loth to go to bed, and loth to rise. [ Proverb ]

He that makes his bed ill lies there. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber.
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head. [ Watts ]

To the weary the bare ground is a bed. [ Curt ]

Dry feet, warm head, bring safe to bed. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

As you make your bed you must lie on it. [ Proverb ]

A great dowry is a bed full of brambles. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Night is the time for rest;
How sweet, when labours close,
To gather round an aching breast
The curtain of repose.
Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the head
Down on our own delightful bed. [ James Montgomery ]

Early to bed, and early to rise,
Will make a man healthy, wealthy and wise. [ Proverb ]

Without the bed her other fair hand was,
On the green coverlet; whose perfect white
Showed like an April daisy on the grass,
With pearly sweat, resembling dew of night. [ William Shakespeare ]

He that goes to bed thirsty riseth healthy. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

For never yet one hour in his bed
Have I enjoyed the golden dew of sleep,
But have been waked by his timorous dreams. [ William Shakespeare ]

The tyrant custom, most grave senators,
Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war
My thrice-driven bed of down. [ William Shakespeare ]

These should be hours for necessities.
Not for delights; times to repair our nature
With comforting repose, and not for us
To waste these times. [ William Shakespeare ]

Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me;
Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garment with his form. [ William Shakespeare ]

Rise with the lark and with the lark to bed. [ Tames Hurdis ]

Sweet pillows, sweetest bed;
A chamber deaf to noise, and blind to light;
A rosy garland, and a weary head. [ Sir Philip Sidney ]

To bed, to bed; sleep kill those pretty eyes,
And give as soft attachment to thy senses,
As infants empty of all thought. [ William Shakespeare ]

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve;
Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time. [ William Shakespeare ]

Who combats bravely is not therefore brave:
He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave. [ Pope ]

Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt. [ Proverb ]

They know the time to go!
The fairy clocks strike their inaudible hour
In field and woodland, and each punctual flower
Bows at the signal an obedient head
And hastes to bed. [ Susan Coolidge ]

It is a dangerous fire begins in the bed-straw. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Oh! thou gentle scene
Of Sweet repose; where by the oblivious draught
Of each sad toilsome day to peace restor'd.
Unhappy mortals lose their woes awhile. [ Thomson ]

The rising blushes, which her cheek over spread,
Are opening roses in the lily's bed. [ Gay ]

He that sups upon sallad goes not to bed fasting. [ Proverb ]

Better sit up all night than go to bed to a dragon. [ Proverb ]

He sits up by moon-shine and lies a-bed in sun-shine. [ Proverb ]

When one begins to turn in bed, it is time to get up. [ Duke Of Wellington ]

God gave thy soul brave wings; put not those feathers
Into a bed to sleep out all ill weathers. [ Herbert ]

On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired. [ Young ]

A death-bed repentance seldom reaches to restitution. [ Junius ]

More belongs to marriage than four bare legs in a bed. [ Proverb ]

He that makes his bed ill must be contented to lie ill. [ Proverb ]

The heathens when they died, went to bed without a candle. [ Proverb ]

Love is a torrent that one checks by digging a bed for it. [ Commerson ]

To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back. [ Haliburton ]

It is no advantage for a man in a fever to change his bed. [ Proverb ]

He that contemplates on his bed hath a day without a night. [ Proverb ]

Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a death-bed. [ Pope ]

If the bed could tell all it knows, it would put many to the blush. [ Proverb ]

One gets easier accustomed to a silken bed than to a sack of leaves. [ Auerbach ]

O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head. [ Hood ]

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. [ Proverb ]

Nothing not a reality ever yet got men to pay bed and board to it for long. [ Carlyle ]

O Eloquence! thou violated fair, how thou art wooed and won to either bed of right or wrong! [ Havard ]

The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world. [ Napoleon I ]

I would keep better hours, if I were a boy again; that is I would go to bed earlier than most boys do. [ James Fields ]

Surely the best way is to meet the enemy in the field, and not wait till he plunders us in our very bed-chamber. [ Goldsmith ]

Whatever stress some may lay upon it, a death-bed repentance is but a weak and slender plank to trust our all upon. [ Sterne ]

There are such things as a man shall remember with joy upon his death-bed; such as shall cheer and warm his heart even in that last and bitter agony. [ South ]

Ere yet we yearn for what is out of our reach, we are still in the cradle. When wearied out with our yearnings, desire again falls asleep, - we are on the death-bed. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

It is the penalty of fame that a man must ever keep rising. Get a reputation and then go to bed, is the absurdest of all maxims. Keep up a reputation or go to bed, would be nearer the truth. [ Chapin ]

The bed of death brings every human being to his pure individuality; to the intense contemplation of that deepest and most solemn of all relations, the relation between the creature and his Creator. [ Daniel Webster ]

Bed is a bundle of paradoxes; we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; and we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. [ Colton ]

The sluices of the grog-shop are fed from the wine-glasses in the parlor, and there is a lineal descent from the gentleman who hiccoughs at his elegant dinner-table to the sot who makes a bed of the gutter. [ E. H. Chapin, D.D ]

It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labor of the day is gone. [ Leigh Hunt ]

There is a false gravity that is a very ill symptom: and it may be said, that as rivers, which run very slowly, have always the most mud at the bottom: so a solid stiffness in the constant course of a man's life, is a sign of a thick bed of mud at the bottom of his brain. [ Saville ]

Even the grasses in exposed fields were bung with innumerable diamond pendants, which jingled merrily when brushed by the foot of the traveler. * * * It was as if some superincumbent stratum of the earth had been removed in the night, exposing to light a bed of untarnished crystals. [ Henry D. Thoreau ]

Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn't room to swing a cat there; but as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg, You know, Trotwood, I don't want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore what does that signify to me! [ Charles Dickens ]

Luck is ever waiting for something to turn up. Labor, with keen eyes and strong will, will turn up something. Luck lies in bed, and wishes the postman would bring him the news of a legacy. Labor turns out at six o'clock, and with busy pen or ringing hammer lays the foundation of a competence. Luck whines. Labor whistles. Luck relies on chance. Labor on character. [ Cobden ]

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment placing its victim naked on a bed of briars and bristles, thinly covered with rose-leaves, adorning his brow with a crown of gold, which burns into his brain; teasing, and fretting, and riddling him through and through with incessant discharges of hot shot from a masked battery; laying bare the most sensitive and shrinking nerves of his mind, and then blandly touching them with ice, or smilingly pricking them with needles. [ E. P. Whipple ]

We have no permanent habits until we are forty. Then they begin to harden, presently they petrify, then business begins. Since forty I have been regular about going to bed and getting up - and that is one of the main things. I have made it a rule to go to bed when there wasn't anybody left to sit up with; and I have made it a rule to get up when I had to. This has resulted in an unswerving regularity of irregularity. It has saved me sound, but it would injure another person. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]

I smoke in bed until I have to go to sleep; I wake up in the night, sometimes once, sometimes twice; sometimes three times, and I never waste any of these opportunities to smoke. This habit is so old and dear and precious to me that I would feel as you, sir, would feel if you should lose the only moral you've got - meaning the chairman - if you've got one: I am making no charges: I will grant, here, that I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to pulverize those critics who said I was a slave to my habits and couldn't break my bonds. [ Mark Twain, Seventieth Birthday speech ]

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Words containing the sequence bed

Words that start with bed (336 words)


Words that end with bed (254 words)


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airbed airbeds

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bedrizzle bedrizzled

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bedtool bedtools

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birthbed birthbeds



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seabed seabeds

seedbed seedbeds

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sickbed sickbeds

singlebed singlebedded

singlebed singlebedding

singlebed singlebeds


slugabed slugabeds

sluggabed sluggabeds


sofabed sofabeds

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streambed streambeds



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sunbed sunbeds


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trucklebed trucklebeds

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waterbed waterbeds