bedding

noun
bed·​ding | \ ˈbe-diŋ How to pronounce bedding (audio) \

Definition of bedding

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a bottom layer : foundation
3 : material to provide a bed for livestock

bedding

adjective

Definition of bedding (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for planting in large groups in flower beds to produce a mass display bedding plants

Examples of bedding in a Sentence

Noun

Wash your cat's bedding regularly.

Adjective

The flower makes an excellent bedding plant.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When a mother who had been homeless arrived to an empty apartment with no furniture, the network delivered air mattresses and bedding within three days. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "How a nonprofit turned Baltimore County school storage rooms into a free general store for students in need," 11 June 2019 In addition to receiving an extra 40 percent off all sale items, Anthro is hosting a limited time Decorating Event in which shoppers can take up to 30 percent off furniture, bedding, and decor. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Anthropologie's Gorgeous Wine Glass Wall Shelf Is Essentially a Space-Saving Bar Cart," 22 May 2019 The en-suite guestrooms—two of which are dog-friendly—feature Annie Selke headboards, bedding, rugs, lamps, furniture, and artwork that are all available for purchase through menu cards located in each room. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 In addition to an interior design background, Bullard has developed and produced collections in the fabric, furniture, bedding, bathroom, and even jewelry industries, which helped inform and inspire this latest collaboration. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Corbett Lighting Collection Is Gorgeously Extravagant," 14 Nov. 2018 Both online bedding companies are direct-to-consumer startups and promise to deliver top-quality sheets. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "Which Sheets Are Better: Brooklinen or Parachute?," 20 May 2019 And with so much great bedding out there, who in their right mind would pass up the opportunity for one more way to use it? Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "For the Love of God, Please Use a Top Sheet," 7 Mar. 2019 These relatively new seats have lie-flat beds made up with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and complimentary pajamas. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: Half Off Business Class to Sydney," 5 June 2018 Each cot-style bed comes with full bedding and heaters are available depending on the weather. Sunset, "10 Best Camping Cabins," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bedding

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedding

Noun

Middle English, from Old English, from bedd

Adjective

from gerund of bed entry 2

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bedding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bedding

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the sheets and blankets that are used on a bed
: something used for an animal's bed

bedding

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bedding (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for being planted in large groups in a flower bed

bedding

noun
bed·​ding | \ ˈbe-diŋ How to pronounce bedding (audio) \

Kids Definition of bedding

2 : material for a bed

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