bed·​spread | \ ˈbed-ˌspred \

Definition of bedspread

: a usually ornamental cloth cover for a bed

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Synonyms for bedspread


bedcover (also bedcovering), counterpane, coverlet, hap [dialect], spread

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Examples of bedspread in a Sentence

a beautiful bedspread that is a reproduction of an 18th-century design

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From coverlets to bedspreads to duvets and comforters, confusion is inevitable…but not unavoidable. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Bedding Guide: What is a Sham?," 31 Oct. 2018 The color extends upstairs and onto the roof in varying hues, whether that’s in a bedspread or overhangs that offer shade from the sun. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "9 maximalist interiors that get the style right," 4 Sep. 2018 To revamp a sofa, shop for a thin quilt, coverlet or textural bedspread in a color or pattern you like, or buy long pieces of fabric. Jennifer Adams,, "Ask Jennifer Adams: How to get a new look in a living room without replacing everything," 18 May 2018 Her Maryland home is filled with Caps-themed gear, including light-switch covers, bobbleheads, hockey sticks, a bedspread and a shower curtain. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "I wanted to be in on #ALLCAPS mania, but I needed a fan’s help," 7 June 2018 There are 12 tree-house-like palapas with thatched walls, king-sized beds, and lots of local décor touches—think handwoven bedspreads and cactus in macrame plant hangers, and private terraces made for sipping mezcal at sunset. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best New Hotels in the World," 1 May 2018 By embedding political messages in everyday objects, such as bus kiosks, hand towels, bedspreads and toilets. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Trump 7, Eagles 0," 6 June 2018 There was nothing virtual about it: not the floral bedspread, not the faint scent of their feminine exertions, not the point at which the blonde lay on her back during a break in the action and hugged her legs into herself. Susannah Breslin, The Atlantic, "Porn’s Uncanny Valley," 1 June 2018 There was semen on the bedspread and the sheets - but police didn't match it to anyone until March 2005. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Execution dates set for two convicted killers from Tarrant County," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of bedspread

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedspread was in 1820

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English Language Learners Definition of bedspread

: a decorative cover for a bed


bed·​spread | \ ˈbed-ˌspred \

Kids Definition of bedspread

: a decorative top covering for a bed

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