a depression forming the ground under a body of water
(geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)
a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
prepare for sleep
a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
a plot of ground in which plants are growing
a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track
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.
single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
furnish with a bed
put to bed
place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
have sexual intercourse with
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.
(used as the symbol of matrimony) marriage.
A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
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.
A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
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.
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.
The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
To place in a bed.
To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
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.
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.