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

Instead of getting your sheets all bunched up at the end of the bed, this bedding set comes with a twist—or a snap, as the company says. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "These Top Sheets Snap to Your Duvet, So You Never Get Tangled Up in Bed Again," 22 Feb. 2019 Beautiful bedding is always appreciated, but new embroidered pillowcases are sure to be adored. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "18 Pink Home Items to Gift This Valentine’s Day," 7 Feb. 2019 Besides bedding, the home essentials brand also offers for elevated basics for dining and bathing. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best Cyber Monday deals on furniture, bedding, and more," 24 Nov. 2018 While the colorful, print-happy bedding sets are ideal for kids' and teens' bedrooms (Bed-in-a-Bags sets start from around $70), there's also plenty of stuff that's grown-up friendly. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "Walmart's New Novogratz Decor Collection is Awesome and Totally Affordable," 17 Sep. 2014 Husband-and-wife design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz have launched the Fall 2014 collection of 9 by Novogratz, a line of bedding, bath, and home decor for Walmart. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "Walmart's New Novogratz Decor Collection is Awesome and Totally Affordable," 17 Sep. 2014 There's something to be said for sleeping au natural, and lucky for us, Parachute—a fuss-free new line of crisp and luxurious linens—is rethinking the basics of bedding. Lindsay Talbot, Harper's BAZAAR, "Parachute: Fuss-Free, Super-Luxe Bedding," 16 Sep. 2013 There are straps to keep the bedding in place, and a zippered compartment for pillows, too. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Every Apartment Needs A Sofa That Transforms Into A Bunk Bed," 28 Jan. 2019 Everyone's doing a little fall shopping, heading back to school and gearing up for a comfortable winter, so you're bound to find the most affordable prices on bedding right now. Maria Cassano, Allure, "10 Comfy, Inexpensive Sheet Sets You Can Buy Online for Under $50," 7 Aug. 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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