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.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Plump bedding and plush chairs and sofas provide comfort, while microwaves and refrigerators (plus a grab-and-go market by the lobby) provide convenience. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Suite Spot: Cameron’s Inn, Half Moon Bay," 12 July 2018 Maybe that means new bedding and a fresh coat of paint, and nothing on the walls at all. Jennifer Adams, Philly.com, "Ask Jennifer Adams: How to decorate a bedroom you share," 6 July 2018 Two hundred and forty-two years since Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, the national bedding is still bumpy. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "However polarized our politics seem, America has made it through worse," 3 July 2018 More than 11,000 migrant children are being held in government custody without their parents, in freezing facilities that often lack bedding and privacy. refinery29.com, "Here's Why Samantha Bee's Apology Matters," 7 June 2018 Another small firm in Ontario sells forms of hemp as animal bedding and mulch. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Grow hemp? It's no laughing matter for Michigan farmers," 4 June 2018 The bedding, from Parachute, is a beautiful navy with a lot of layering. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "Slow-Walking Your Renovation," 29 May 2018 These are all potentially transmissible, either by sharing bedding and food dishes or by biting, grooming and sidling up to one another. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Bringing home a new kitten can wreak havoc and still be rewarding | Miami Herald," 14 May 2018 The bedding at the Alise was incredibly soft and the duvet toasty. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston’s newest hotel dares you to go bare," 21 Mar. 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 \

Kids Definition of bedding

2 : material for a bed

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