how to pronounce bed

bɛd

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“… so we've got our bed right in the middle …”

meanings of bed

noun:

  1. A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship's floor; a pallet.
  2. Any of the sections of a dartboard with a point value, delimited by a wire.
  3. Time spent in a bed.
  4. The horizontal surface of a building stone.
  5. The platform of a truck, trailer, railcar, or other vehicle that supports the load to be hauled.
  6. (heading) A layer or surface.
  7. Alternative form of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education).
  8. One's place of sleep or rest.
  9. The time for going to sleep or resting in bed; bedtime.
  10. The taut surface of a trampoline.
  11. A garden plot.
  12. A foundation or supporting surface formed of a fluid.
  13. The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
  14. Initialism of banana equivalent dose.
  15. Initialism of binge eating disorder.
  16. The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
  17. An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, other sessile shellfish, or a large amount of seaweed is found.
  18. A deposit of ore, coal, etc.
  19. A piece of music, normally instrumental, over which a radio DJ talks.
  20. Sexual activity.
  21. Marriage.
  22. The flat surface of a scanner on which a document is placed to be scanned.
  23. The smallest division of a geologic formation or stratigraphic rock series marked by well-defined divisional planes (bedding planes) separating it from layers above and below.
  24. A course of stone or brick in a wall.
  25. The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
  26. A prepared spot in which to spend the night.
  27. Sleep; rest; getting to sleep.
  28. A place, or flat surface or layer, on which something else rests or is laid.
  29. A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, on which to rest or sleep.
  30. The bottom of a body of water, such as an ocean, sea, lake, or river.

verb:

  1. To settle, as machinery.
  2. To set out (plants) in a garden bed.
  3. To go to bed.
  4. To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
  5. To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
  6. To put oneself to sleep.
  7. To dress or prepare the surface of (stone) so it can serve as a bed.
  8. To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or enclosed; to embed.
  9. Senses relating to a bed as a place or layer on which something else rests or is laid.
  10. To have sexual intercourse with.
  11. Senses relating to a bed as a place for resting or sleeping.
  12. To furnish with a bed or bedding.
  13. To place in a bed.

words with pronunciation similar to bed

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