bedding

noun
bed·ding | \ˈbe-diŋ \

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.

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Food, medical supplies and basic needs such as bedding were scarce. Emanuella Grinberg, Smithsonian, "When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees," 11 July 2018 One of those steps includes creating a natural keyline water system for his fields, using rows of Chinese chestnut trees that wind across the farm, with wood chip mulch as bedding. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Howard County digs into a new debate over mulching regulations," 2 May 2018 Fish will be in bedding in shallow waters and will hit crickets, redworms and small jigs. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: June 27," 28 June 2018 Apparently, Pruitt’s quest for discount bedding was part of an attempt to cut back on his personal expenses since moving to D.C. from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "EPA Chief Asked Aide to Get a Used Trump Hotel Mattress," 4 June 2018 Wilson supposedly went looking for her and found her dead and wrapped up in bedding. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Grandson killed Birmingham church deaconess during theft of purse, indictment states," 26 Jan. 2018 The 50-piece collection covers the all of the bases for a nursery makeover, from bedding to storage and beyond, and features thoughtful touches to ensure each product is sustainable, baby-friendly, and cozy enough for little ones. Sunset, "This West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids Collection Is Nursery Perfection," 22 Jan. 2018 With Luis Suarez also showing signs of age, certainly in the early part of the season, to have Dembele and Coutinho in this bedding-in period could prove extremely useful. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Timing of Coutinho Transfer Satisfies Barcelona's Future Needs, Liverpool's Immediate Ones," 8 Jan. 2018 The line has all of those delicious design details that give the Soho House its character, from elegant barware to sleek bedding — and the prices range from $8 to $400. Sara Tardiff, ELLE Decor, "Soho Home Is Finally Available In The U.S. And You Can Only Get It At Anthropologie," 10 Nov. 2017

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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 \

Kids Definition of bedding

2 : material for a bed

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