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bed

noun

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1 a place set aside for sleeping
  • the sofa in the living room will be your bed for the night

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2 the surface upon which a body of water lies
  • some prospectors supposedly found gold in the bed of that mountain stream

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3 a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • I always brush my teeth and floss before going to bed

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bed

verb

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1 to go to one's bed in order to sleep
  • the campers all bedded down for the night around 9:00 p.m.

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2 to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter
  • a walkway of flagstones firmly bedded in the earth

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The first known use of bed was before the 12th century

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“Bed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bed. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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