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I am very grateful to the electronic world for making my life easier, but there is something about holding a book - the smell and the world of association. Even when e-books are perfected, as they surely will be, it will be like being in bed with a very well-made robot rather than a warm, soft, human being whom you love.
Anne Fadiman

Meaning of "bed" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BED

Old English bedd; related to Old Norse bethr, Old High German betti, Gothic badi.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BED

bed  [bɛd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bed is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bed in English.

WHAT DOES BED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bed

Bed

A bed ( listen (help·info)) is a piece of furniture used as a place to sleep or relax. It has a secondary use as a location to engage in sexual relations. Most modern beds consist of a soft mattress on a bed frame, with the mattress resting either on a solid base, often wooden slats, or a sprung base. In North America many beds include a box spring inner-sprung base, a large mattress-sized box containing wood and springs that provide additional support and suspension for the mattress. Most beds have a headboard for resting against, with others also having side rails and footboards (or "footers"). "Headboard only" beds often incorporate a "dust ruffle", "bed skirt", or "valance sheet" to hide the bed frame. For greater head support, most people use a pillow, placed on the top of a mattress. Also used is some form of covering blanket to insulate the sleeper, often bed sheets, a quilt, or a duvet, collectively referred to as bedding. Bedding is the removable non-furniture portion of a sleeping environment. A bed can be thought of as a body and the bedding its clothing.

Definition of bed in the English dictionary

The first definition of bed in the dictionary is a piece of furniture on which to sleep. Other definition of bed is the mattress and bedclothes on such a piece of furniture. Bed is also sleep or rest.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BED

PRESENT

Present
I bed
you bed
he/she/it beds
we bed
you bed
they bed
Present continuous
I am bedding
you are bedding
he/she/it is bedding
we are bedding
you are bedding
they are bedding
Present perfect
I have bedded
you have bedded
he/she/it has bedded
we have bedded
you have bedded
they have bedded
Present perfect continuous
I have been bedding
you have been bedding
he/she/it has been bedding
we have been bedding
you have been bedding
they have been bedding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bedded
you bedded
he/she/it bedded
we bedded
you bedded
they bedded
Past continuous
I was bedding
you were bedding
he/she/it was bedding
we were bedding
you were bedding
they were bedding
Past perfect
I had bedded
you had bedded
he/she/it had bedded
we had bedded
you had bedded
they had bedded
Past perfect continuous
I had been bedding
you had been bedding
he/she/it had been bedding
we had been bedding
you had been bedding
they had been bedding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bed
you will bed
he/she/it will bed
we will bed
you will bed
they will bed
Future continuous
I will be bedding
you will be bedding
he/she/it will be bedding
we will be bedding
you will be bedding
they will be bedding
Future perfect
I will have bedded
you will have bedded
he/she/it will have bedded
we will have bedded
you will have bedded
they will have bedded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bedding
you will have been bedding
he/she/it will have been bedding
we will have been bedding
you will have been bedding
they will have been bedding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bed
you would bed
he/she/it would bed
we would bed
you would bed
they would bed
Conditional continuous
I would be bedding
you would be bedding
he/she/it would be bedding
we would be bedding
you would be bedding
they would be bedding
Conditional perfect
I would have bed
you would have bed
he/she/it would have bed
we would have bed
you would have bed
they would have bed
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bedding
you would have been bedding
he/she/it would have been bedding
we would have been bedding
you would have been bedding
they would have been bedding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bed
we let´s bed
you bed
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bed
Past participle
bedded
Present Participle
bedding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BED

becurse
bed and board
bed and breakfast
bed and PEP
bed bath
bed in
bed jacket
bed linen
bed moulding
bed of nails
bed of roses
bed pad
bed settee
bed tea
bed-blocker
bed-blocking
bed-wetter
bed-wetting
bedabble
bedad

WORDS THAT END LIKE BED

supplied
supposed
surprised
tagged
tailored
take for granted
tired
top-rated
tried
trusted
undefined
united
unlimited
untitled
updated
used
verified
wanted
wed
worked

Synonyms and antonyms of bed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bed» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bed
area · base · basis · bedrock · bedstead · berth · border · bottom · bunk · cot · couch · divan · embed · establish · fix · floor · footing · found · foundation · garden · ground · groundwork · heap · implant · insert · land · layer · mass · mound · pallet · patch · pile · plant · plot · root · row · set · settle · sink · strip · substratum · substructure · the sack · underpinning

Translation of «bed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BED

Find out the translation of bed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cama
570 millions of speakers

English

bed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बिस्तर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَرير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кровать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিছানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Katil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

침대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amben
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படுக்கையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yatak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

letto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łóżko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ліжко
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρεβάτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

säng
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seng
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bed

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BED»

The term «bed» is very widely used and occupies the 1.535 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bed» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bed» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bed

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bed.
1
Odette Annable
I'm obsessed with socks. I even wear them to bed!
2
Ibrahim Babangida
The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach.
3
Nicholas Breton
We rise with the lark and go to bed with the lamb.
4
Lou Brock
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
5
Graham Chapman
Stormy in love, stormy in interviews, breakfast in bed - that's me, love.
6
Neneh Cherry
There's been a lot of coming home in the early mornings after funny nights out, having bizarre sandwiches in bed.
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Tony Curran
The town formerly known as St. Louis is now 'Defiance.' The scope of the show and game is going to be massive because you have the people who love the genre of gaming who love sci-fi; they're in bed together, normally.
8
Jamie Lee Curtis
Modern women are just bombarded. There's nothing but media telling us we're all supposed to be great cooks, have great style, be great in bed, be the best mothers, speak seven languages, and be able to understand derivatives. And we don't really have women we're modeling after, so we're all looking for how to do this.
9
Patty Duke
I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning.
10
Anne Fadiman
I am very grateful to the electronic world for making my life easier, but there is something about holding a book - the smell and the world of association. Even when e-books are perfected, as they surely will be, it will be like being in bed with a very well-made robot rather than a warm, soft, human being whom you love.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BED»

Discover the use of bed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bed: Stories
College students, recent graduates, and their parents work at Denny’s, volunteer at a public library in suburban Florida, attend satanic ska/punk concerts, eat Chinese food with the homeless of New York City, and go to the same Japanese ...
Tao Lin, 2010
2
A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis
Draws on first-hand accounts from war zones throughout the world to illustrate a growing gap between humanitarian ambition and capability, tracing the histories of major organizations while noting the impact of their advocacy beliefs.
David Rieff, 2003
3
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
‎1989
4
The Bone Bed
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada.
Patricia Cornwell, 2012
5
It's Time to Sleep in Your Own Bed
Contains a children's story about sleeping alone and advice for parents.
Lawrence E. Shapiro, 2008
6
The Bed and Breakfast Star
Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel . . . This ever-popular story now with an extra-special new introduction by Jacqueline!
Jacqueline Wilson, 2008
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Bed Number Ten
A patient's personal view of long term care. Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay.
Sue Baier, Mary Zimmeth Schomaker, 1989
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100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed
A fictionalized memior relates the sexual awakening of Melissa P., an Italian teenager who regards sex as a means of self-discovery and engages in a wide variety of lascivious and libertine acts with an even wider variety of partners.
Melissa P., 2004
9
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and Antifragile. By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2010
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Flower's Bed
Flower's Bed is an incredible tale of Flower Abrams; a young lady cared for by her loving mother and her deceitful father.
Antoine Thomas, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bed is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Woman shot, killed while in bed in Lawrence
LAWRENCE, Mass. —Three people face charges after a woman was shot and killed while lying in her bed in Lawrence on Saturday morning. «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
2
Terror Suspect Released To Halfway House Kept Box Cutter Under …
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis man convicted of trying to help ISIS is back in jail after a box cutter was found under his bed at a ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
3
Ask the Expert: My son is nine and still wets the bed
Q I'm at my wit's end about my son who has just turned nine and wets his bed. We have tried everything and are now using a bed-wetting alarm ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
4
Stray bullet lands on couple's empty bed on Roaches Line
It's common for Brad and Sherry Colbourne to spend their Saturday mornings on the deck outside their secluded home on Roaches Line, ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Halifax woman speaks out after awaking to strange man in her bed
They say a 27-year-old woman awoke to find a man in her bed. She told police she yelled at the man and he fled the apartment on foot. «CTV News, Jul 15»
6
Photos Of Whitney Surrounded Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospice Bed
BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN spent her final days in a hospice care facility surrounded by her heartbroken family and her mother's music. «The National Enquirer, Jul 15»
7
Art Kaufman: Adopt flower bed, beautify city
A couple of years ago I adopted a flower bed at Chautauqua. I was out for a mid-winter walk, saw the "Adopt Me" sign planted in front of the bed ... «Boulder Daily Camera, Jul 15»
8
Lawrence woman found fatally shot in her bed
Police are investigating after a woman was found shot to death in her bed in Lawrence. Police responded to a 911 call that a person had been ... «WHDH-TV, Jul 15»
9
Un-convent-ional bed and breakfast in Val Marie, Sask.
They restored it and turned it into a bed-and-breakfast a year later. READ MORE: 'Aurora Hunters' enjoy busy Saskatchewan sky. A tiny chapel ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
10
Grandchamps Brings a Taste of Haiti to Bed-Stuy; Croque Monsieur …
BED-STUY — Husband and wife Shawn and Sabrina Brockman recently opened a space called Grandchamps that's one part cafe/lunch ... «Eater NY, Jul 15»

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