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An example use of bed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… so we've got our bed right in the middle …”
meanings of bed
A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship's floor; a pallet.
Any of the sections of a dartboard with a point value, delimited by a wire.
Time spent in a bed.
The horizontal surface of a building stone.
The platform of a truck, trailer, railcar, or other vehicle that supports the load to be hauled.
(heading) A layer or surface.
Alternative form of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education).
One's place of sleep or rest.
The time for going to sleep or resting in bed; bedtime.
The taut surface of a trampoline.
A garden plot.
A foundation or supporting surface formed of a fluid.
The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
Initialism of banana equivalent dose.
Initialism of binge eating disorder.
The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, other sessile shellfish, or a large amount of seaweed is found.
A deposit of ore, coal, etc.
A piece of music, normally instrumental, over which a radio DJ talks.
The flat surface of a scanner on which a document is placed to be scanned.
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.
A course of stone or brick in a wall.
The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
A prepared spot in which to spend the night.
Sleep; rest; getting to sleep.
A place, or flat surface or layer, on which something else rests or is laid.
A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, on which to rest or sleep.
The bottom of a body of water, such as an ocean, sea, lake, or river.
To settle, as machinery.
To set out (plants) in a garden bed.
To go to bed.
To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
To put oneself to sleep.
To dress or prepare the surface of (stone) so it can serve as a bed.
To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or enclosed; to embed.
Senses relating to a bed as a place or layer on which something else rests or is laid.
To have sexual intercourse with.
Senses relating to a bed as a place for resting or sleeping.
To furnish with a bed or bedding.
To place in a bed.
bed frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR
the word bed occurs in english on average 166.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.