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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.


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.


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.


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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