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

Kushnir is self-taught and works with fabrics that are designed for the bedding and cheese industries. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "At Tel Aviv Fashion Week: Celeb-Beloved Designers, Young Talents, and Diverse Runways," 21 Mar. 2019 All the service aspects of Polaris, including Saks Fifth Avenue bedding and faster meal service for passengers who want as much in-flight shut-eye as possible, were introduced in December 2016. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "United speeds rollout of lie-flat seats, other Polaris business-class perks," 25 Apr. 2018 Included in her haul: family games that hadn’t been played in years, handbags past their prime, shoes, ornaments and bedding. ... Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Marie Kondo Isn’t Sparking Joy for Thrift Stores," 6 Mar. 2019 Deliver old clothes, shoes, and bedding to one of its 25 sites across the Mid-Atlantic. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "9 New Ways to Donate Your Clothes," 27 Feb. 2019 Elderly or ill animals are extra-susceptible to cold and need cozy bedding in a warm spot in the house, free of drafts and away from doors and foot traffic. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Sure Your Pets Have a Happy Holiday Too," 12 Nov. 2018 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

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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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