What is the meaning of bed?

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  • A piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep.
    • usage: "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
  • A plot of ground in which plants are growing.
    • usage: "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
  • A depression forming the ground under a body of water.
    • usage: "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
  • Geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock. ()
    • usage: "they found a bed of sandstone"
  • A stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit.
    • usage: "he worked in the coal beds"
  • Single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance.
    • usage: "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
  • The flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc..
  • A foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track.
    • usage: "the track bed had washed away"


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APAWordNet. (2010). bed. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/bed/definitions/1201674
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "bed" http://smartdefine.org/bed/definitions/1201674 (accessed May 26, 2019).
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