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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bed \Bed\, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde,
     Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[aum]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti,
     G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain
     1. 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.
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              And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed. --Byron.
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              I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . make the beds.
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              In bed he slept not for my urging it. --Shak.
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     2. (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
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              George, the eldest son of his second bed.
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     3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a
        little raised above the adjoining ground. "Beds of
        hyacinth and roses." --Milton.
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     4. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed
        of ashes or coals.
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     5. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as,
        the bed of a river.
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              So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed. --Milton.
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     6. (Geol.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between
        layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
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     7. (Gun.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
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     8. (Masonry)
        (a) The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the
            upper and lower beds.
        (b) A course of stone or brick in a wall.
        (c) The place or material in which a block or brick is
        (d) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
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     9. (Mech.) 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.
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     10. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
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     11. (Printing) The flat part of the press, on which the form
         is laid.
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     Note: Bed is much used adjectively or in combination; as, bed
           key or bedkey; bed wrench or bedwrench; bedchamber;
           bedmaker, etc.
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     Bed of justice (French Hist.), the throne (F. lit bed)
        occupied by the king when sitting in one of his
        parliaments (judicial courts); hence, a session of a
        refractory parliament, at which the king was present for
        the purpose of causing his decrees to be registered.
     To be brought to bed, to be delivered of a child; -- often
        followed by of; as, to be brought to bed of a son.
     To make a bed, to prepare a bed; to arrange or put in order
        a bed and its bedding.
     From bed and board (Law), a phrase applied to a separation
        by partial divorce of man and wife, without dissolving the
        bonds of matrimony. If such a divorce (now commonly called
        a judicial separation) be granted at the instance of the
        wife, she may have alimony.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bed \Bed\, v. i.
     To go to bed; to cohabit.
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           If he be married, and bed with his wife. --Wiseman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bed \Bed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bedded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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     2. To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
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              I'll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. --Shak.
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     3. To furnish with a bed or bedding.
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     4. 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.
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     5. 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.
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              Among all chains or clusters of mountains where
              large bodies of still water are bedded.
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     6. (Masonry) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as
        to serve as a bed.
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     7. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or
        recumbent position. "Bedded hair." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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
      2: a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener
         planted a bed of roses"
      3: a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he
         searched for treasure on the ocean bed" [syn: bed,
      4: (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock);
         "they found a bed of sandstone"
      5: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with
         profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: seam, bed]
      6: single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance;
         "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach" [syn:
         layer, bed]
      7: 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: a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad
         track; "the track bed had washed away"
      v 1: furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new
      2: place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
      3: put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
      4: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with
         everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever
         intimate with this man?" [syn: 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]
      5: prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes
         to bed at the crack of dawn" [syn: go to bed, turn in,
         bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack,
         sack out, go to sleep, retire] [ant: arise, get up,
         rise, turn out, uprise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  366 Moby Thesaurus words for "bed":
     Colonial bed, Hollywood bed, Japanese garden,
     a world-without-end bargain, accommodation, accommodations,
     alliance, alpine garden, aqueduct, arboretum, arroyo, band, base,
     basement, basin, basis, bassinet, bearing wall, bed and board,
     bed down, bed in, bed on, bed-davenport, bedding, bedrock,
     bedstead, belly, belt, berth, billet, board, board and room,
     bog garden, bond of matrimony, border, botanical garden, bottom,
     bottom on, bottom side, break, breech, bridebed, bridle, broadcast,
     brush, build on, bunk, bunk bed, buttocks, camp bed, canal,
     channel, cohabitation, confirm, conjugal bond, conjugal knot, cot,
     couch, couche, coulee, course, coverture, cradle, creek bed, crib,
     culvert, curl up, curry, currycomb, cylinder press, day bed, deck,
     deep-dye, define, dibble, disseminate, domicile, domiciliate,
     donga, door bed, doss, double bed, double bunk, downside, drench,
     drill, dry bed, dry garden, duplex bed, embed, engraft, engrave,
     entrench, establish, etch, facilities, feather bed, feed, fix,
     flatbed cylinder press, floor, flooring, flop, flower bed,
     flower garden, flume, fodder, fold-away bed, fond, footing, forest,
     found, found on, foundation, four-poster, fundament, fundamental,
     gallery, garden, garden spot, gentle, go beddy-bye, go night-night,
     go to bed, go to rest, grape ranch, grapery, ground, ground on,
     grounds, groundwork, gulch, gully, gullyhole, gurney, hammock,
     handle, harbor, hardpan, harness, headrace, herbarium, hitch,
     holy matrimony, holy wedlock, hortus siccus, hospital bed, house,
     husbandhood, ill-assorted marriage, impact, implant, impress,
     imprint, infix, ingrain, inlay, inscribe, inseminate, inset,
     intermarriage, interracial marriage, irrigation ditch, jam, jardin,
     keep, king-size bed, kip, kitchen garden, layer, ledge, level,
     lie down, litter, lodge, lodgings, loll, lounge, lower berth,
     lower side, lowest layer, lowest level, makeready, manage,
     market garden, marriage, marriage bed, marriage sacrament, match,
     matrimonial union, matrimony, measures, mesalliance, milk,
     misalliance, miscegenation, mixed marriage, nestle, nether side,
     nethermost level, nullah, nuptial bond, ocean bottom,
     ornamental garden, overlayer, overstory, pack, pallet, panel bed,
     paradise, pavement, pile, pinetum, pipe berth, plant, platen,
     platen press, poster bed, pot, press, presswork, principle, print,
     printing machine, printing press, put in, put to bed, put up,
     quarter, quarter berth, queen-size bed, race, radical, recline,
     reforest, repose, reset, rest, retimber, retire, riprap, river bed,
     riverway, rock bottom, rock garden, roll in, roll-away bed,
     roof garden, room, root, rotary press, rotogravure press, rub down,
     rudiment, runnel, sacrament of matrimony, saddle, scatter seed,
     seam, seat, seed, seed down, seminate, set, set in, set on, settle,
     settle to rest, shelf, shelter, shrubbery, sill, single bed,
     sluice, snug down, sofa, sofa-bed, solid ground, solid rock, sow,
     sow broadcast, spillbox, spillway, spousehood, sprawl, stable,
     stage, stamp, step, stereobate, stereotype, story, stratum,
     stream bed, streamway, stretcher, stylobate, subsistence,
     substratum, substruction, substructure, sunken garden,
     superstratum, swash, swash channel, tailrace, take it easy,
     take life easy, tame, tea garden, tend, terra firma, tester bed,
     the hay, the sack, thickness, three-quarter bed, tier, topsoil,
     train, transplant, truck garden, truckle bed, trundle bed, tuck in,
     turn in, underbelly, underbuilding, undercarriage, undergird,
     undergirding, underlayer, underlie, underneath, underpinning,
     underside, understory, understratum, understruction,
     understructure, union, vegetable garden, victory garden, vinery,
     vineyard, wadi, water, water carrier, water channel, water furrow,
     water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks, web,
     web press, wedded bliss, wedded state, weddedness, wedding knot,
     wedge, wedlock, wifehood, yoke, zone

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. mittah), for rest at night (Ex. 8:3; 1 Sam. 19:13, 15, 16,
     etc.); during sickness (Gen. 47:31; 48:2; 49:33, etc.); as a
     sofa for rest (1 Sam. 28:23; Amos 3:12). Another Hebrew word
     (er'es) so rendered denotes a canopied bed, or a bed with
     curtains (Deut. 3:11; Ps. 132:3), for sickness (Ps. 6:6; 41:3).
       In the New Testament it denotes sometimes a litter with a
     coverlet (Matt. 9:2, 6; Luke 5:18; Acts 5:15).
       The Jewish bedstead was frequently merely the divan or
     platform along the sides of the house, sometimes a very slight
     portable frame, sometimes only a mat or one or more quilts. The
     only material for bed-clothes is mentioned in 1 Sam. 19:13.
     Sleeping in the open air was not uncommon, the sleeper wrapping
     himself in his outer garment (Ex. 22:26,27; Deut. 24:12,13).

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