:a piece of furniture on or in which to lie and sleep
:a place of sex relations
:close association :cahoots
- a legislator in bed with lobbyists
:a place for sleeping
:a time for sleeping
:a mattress filled with soft material
:the equipment and services needed to care for one hospitalized patient or hotel guest
:a flat or level surface: such as
:a plot of ground prepared for plants;
:the plants grown in such a plot
:the bottom of a body of water;
:an area of sea bottom supporting a heavy growth of a particular organism
:the place or material in which a block or brick is laid
:the lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile
:a mass or heap resembling a bed
- served on a bed of lettuce
:an open, usually rectangular cargo area or platform at the rear of truck
- a pickup truck with a short bed
- We loaded the equipment and put a cover over the truck bed.
:an instrumental or vocal track that is combined with other tracks to produce a musical composition
- Turner gives the track an air of familiarity with his lead vocal, which sits atop an instrumental bed dominated by an infectious, sweeping string section.
- —Music Week
:a musical soundtrack (as to a motion picture or television show)
- As a video tribute … played on a projector screen, with a music bed complementing a montage of pictures from different stages of the players' lives, a mom admitted to having tears in her eyes.
- —Joe Aguilar
go to bed with
:to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
- She had gone to bed with a man she loved and had suffered the ultimate humiliation—rejection …
- —Evelyn Anthony
:in the act of sexual intercourse
- caught her husband and another woman in bed together
in/into bed with
:in/into an improperly close relationship with
- … he found himself in bed with those he used to see as the wrong kind of people …
- —Ronald Radosh
- The administration had gotten into bed with an obscure guerrilla army with which it had, in truth, few sympathies.
- —Mark Dennis et al.
make one's bed and lie in it
—used to say that one is responsible for dealing with the problems that result from one's own bad decisions
- Why should taxpayers have to cover for the foolish investments and risky deals financial fat cats made? Wall Street made its bed, the thinking goes, and now those executives should lie in it.
- —The Dallas Morning Star