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 Hardy bedding plants can still be planted now for color through the spring. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Some cool season weeds can be handled by mowing, but others will need some treatment," 27 Jan. 2021 Barely 45 minutes later, a doe popped out of a bedding area with a familiar light-colored deer on her tail. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "Two Years After the World-Record Buck, the Cearlock Brothers Are Still on a Roll," 4 Dec. 2020 But there are always exceptions, and one of them is when the best bedding area—often a south-facing slope—is a fair distance away from the best feeding area. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, "5 Great Stand Locations for Late-Season Deer," 2 Dec. 2020 Linen bedding is unique because it's made from the flax plant instead of cotton. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "10 Best Duvet Covers, According to Bedding Experts," 11 June 2020 For those looking to elevate their stay-at-home spaces in 2021: Crate and Barrel has teamed up with Parachute to bring shoppers a new line of bedding and bath essentials that are nothing short of dreamy. Cortne Bonilla, refinery29.com, "Parachute Dropped A Dreamy Collab With Crate & Barrel," 26 Jan. 2021 Guns and bedding were stolen from a home in the 4100 block of NW. Star Tribune Staff, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 24," 23 Jan. 2021 Copper Linens offers high-quality bedding made of bamboo lyocell fabric that’s been infused with copper, a naturally antimicrobial material that eliminates 99% of bacteria, fungus, and mold. Popular Science, "Build the ultimate antimicrobial bedding set with these copper-infused sheets," 30 Dec. 2020 Similar to rugs, bedding and sheets often go on sale during January. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 best things to buy in January," 5 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of bedding was before the 12th century

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14 Feb 2021

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“Bedding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedding. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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