What is bed?

  • (noun): 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..
    See also — Additional definitions below


A bed ( listen) is a piece of furniture used as a place to sleep, relax, or engage in sexual relations.

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Bedbug - History
... Bed bugs were mentioned in ancient Greece as early as 400 BC, and were later mentioned by Aristotle ... first published circa 77 AD in Rome, claimed bed bugs had medicinal value in treating ailments such as snake bites and ear infections ... Belief in the medicinal use of bed bugs persisted until at least the 18th century, when Guettard recommended their use in the treatment of hysteria.) Bed bugs were first ...
Pau De Arara - Flat Bed Truck
... Pau de arara is a designation given in the Northeast Brazil to a flat bed truck adapted for passenger transportation ... The truck's bed is equipped with narrow wooden benches and a canvas canopy ...
Ghost Beside My Bed
... Ghost Beside My Bed was the second single released by the American progressive rock band Altered State Feb 2, 1992 from their debut "Altered State" ... "Ghost Beside My Bed" reached #1 at Rock Radio in 1992 in California, New York, Arizona and Florida ... "Ghost Beside My Bed" written by Gregory Markel Altered State (album) August 27, 1991 Warner Bros ...
Bed Frames
... Bed frames, also called bed steads, are made of wood or metal ... heavy duty or larger frames (such as for queen- and king-sized beds), the bed frame also includes a center support rail ... Types of bed frames include platform – typically used without a box spring captain – has drawers beneath the frame to make use of the space between the floor ...
Kip (trampolining)
... either stand, or bounce, alongside the performer and by timing their actions in the bed will be able to either increase, decrease, or simply stabilise the level of bounce experienced by the performer ... the coach is in contact with the trampoline bed they will bend their knees and then depress the bed downwards either in time with the performers landing in order to ...

More definitions of "bed":

  • (verb): Place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil.
  • (noun): A depression forming the ground under a body of water.
    Example: "He searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
    Synonyms: bottom
  • (noun): A piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep.
    Example: "He sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
  • (verb): Furnish with a bed.
    Example: "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
  • (noun): (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock).
    Example: "They found a bed of standstone"
  • (noun): A plot of ground in which plants are growing.
    Example: "The gardener planted a bed of roses"
  • (noun): A foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track.
    Example: "The track bed had washed away"
  • (noun): A stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit.
    Synonyms: seam
  • (noun): Single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance.
    Example: "Slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
    Synonyms: layer
  • (verb): Put to bed.
    Example: "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

Famous quotes containing the word bed:

    The tyrant custom, most grave senators,
    Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war
    My thrice-driven bed of down.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Young soul put off your flesh, and come
    With me into the quiet tomb,
    Our bed is lovely, dark, and sweet;
    The earth will swing us, as she goes,
    Beneath our coverlid of snows,
    Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)

    A man was to live in that egg-shell day and night, a mile from the shore.... Think of making your bed thus in the crest of a breaker! To have the waves, like a pack of hungry wolves, eying you always, night and day, and from time to time making a spring at you, almost sure to have you at last.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)