bedding

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noun

bed·​ding ˈbe-diŋ How to pronounce bedding (audio)
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: a bottom layer : foundation
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: material to provide a bed for livestock
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bedding

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adjective

: 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
There were rooms dedicated to dishes and kitchen appliances and another for bedding and linens. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, 16 May 2024 Nightingale and her nurses set to work cleaning and procuring food, soap, bandages, medicine, clean bedding and clothes for patients. Melissa Pritchard, The Conversation, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for bedding 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Old English, from bedd

Adjective

from gerund of bed entry 2

First Known Use

Noun

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

Adjective

1836, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Bedding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedding. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

bedding

noun
bed·​ding
ˈbed-iŋ
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: material for a bed

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