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bed

[ bed ]SEE DEFINITION OF bed

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BED

His nephew, with his coat stripped off, was sitting on the side of the bed.

For as he tried to sit up, he fell back sick and dizzy on the bed.

As soon as the fellow on the bed would have his breath he would scream.

"Went to bed so bally sober I couldn't sleep," replied the misguided youth.

The belt and the guns were tossed onto the bed, and Hal Dozier sat down.

The trousers which had lain on the floor beside Hank's bed were no longer there.

I have not been in bed all night; nor am I in the least drowsy.

She had gone back to bed and fallen promptly into a pleasant sleep.

On Monday morning she was ill, and Robin ordered her to stay in bed.

He still had good days, days when he could be helped out of bed to sit in his chair.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bedd "bed, couch, resting place, garden plot," from Proto-Germanic *badjam "sleeping place dug in the ground" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon bed, Middle Dutch bedde, Old Norse beðr, Old High German betti, German Bett, Gothic badi "bed"), from PIE root *bhedh- "to dig, pierce" (cf. Hittite beda- "to pierce, prick," Greek bothyros "pit," Latin fossa "ditch," Lithuanian bedre "to dig," Breton bez "grave"). Both "sleeping" and "gardening" senses are in Old English. Meaning "bottom of a lake, sea, watercourse" is from 1580s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BED

garden

nouncultivated plants, flowers
  • back yard
  • bed
  • cold frame
  • conservatory
  • enclosure
  • field
  • greenhouse
  • hothouse
  • nursery
  • oasis
  • patch
  • patio
  • plot
  • terrace
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