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English noun: bed

1. bed (artifact) a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep


SamplesHe sat on the edge of the bed.
The room had only a bed and chair.


Broader (hypernym)bedroom furniture


Narrower (hyponym)berth, built in bed, built-in bed, bunk, bunk, bunk, bunk bed, camp bed, cot, couch, deathbed, double bed, four-poster, hammock, marriage bed, Murphy bed, plank-bed, platform bed, sack, sickbed, single bed, sleigh bed, truckle, truckle bed, trundle, trundle bed, twin bed, water bed


Part holonymbedframe, bedstead, mattress


Part meronymbedchamber, bedroom, chamber, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room

2. bed (artifact) a plot of ground in which plants are growing


SamplesThe gardener planted a bed of roses.


Broader (hypernym)patch, plot, plot of ground, plot of land


Narrower (hyponym)asparagus bed, bed of flowers, flower bed, flowerbed, hotbed, seedbed, turnip bed

3. bed (object) a depression forming the ground under a body of water


SamplesHe searched for treasure on the ocean bed.


Synonymsbottom


Broader (hypernym)depression, natural depression


Narrower (hyponym)creek bed, Davy Jones, Davy Jones's locker, lake bed, lake bottom, ocean bottom, ocean floor, river bottom, riverbed, sea bottom, sea floor, seabed, streambed

4. bed (object) (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)


SamplesThey found a bed of sandstone.


Broader (hypernym)stratum


Narrower (hyponym)ore bed


Domain categorygeology

5. bed (location) a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit


SamplesHe worked in the coal beds.


Synonymsseam


Broader (hypernym)stratum


Narrower (hyponym)coal seam

6. bed (artifact) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance


SamplesSlices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach.


Synonymslayer


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)backing, blanket, course, cushion, interlayer, lift, mount, overlay, ply, row, tier, wall


Part meronymlaminate

7. bed (artifact) 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.


Broader (hypernym)surface


Part meronympress, printing press

8. bed (artifact) a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track


SamplesThe track bed had washed away.


Broader (hypernym)base, foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, substructure, understructure


Narrower (hyponym)railroad bed, roadbed


English verb: bed

1. bed (possession) furnish with a bed


SamplesThe inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)bunk

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plant, set

3. bed (contact) put to bed


SamplesThe children were bedded at ten o'clock.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

4. bed (contact) have sexual intercourse with


SamplesThis student sleeps with everyone in her dorm.
Adam knew Eve.
Were you ever intimate with this man?.


Synonymsbang, be intimate, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair


Narrower (hyponym)fornicate, have, take


Verb groupmake out, neck

5. bed (body) prepare for sleep


SamplesI usually turn in at midnight.
He goes to bed at the crack of dawn.


Synonymscrawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, retire, sack out, turn in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)bed down, bunk down


Antonymsget up, arise, uprise, rise, turn out









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