bed Definition

  • 1a piece of furniture for sleeping or resting on
  • 2the bottom of a lake, sea, or river
  • 3a layer of something that is different from the layers around it

Using bed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm going to bed early tonight.

  • Example

    The fish swam down to the bed of the river.

  • Example

    The coal mine is located beneath a bed of sandstone.

  • Example

    The bed of roses was a romantic surprise.

bed Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for bed

Antonyms for bed

Idioms Using bed

  • to finalize or complete a project or task


    We need to put this project to bed by the end of the week.

  • a situation or experience that is easy or pleasant


    Starting a new business is not a bed of roses.

  • lie in one's own bed

    to suffer the consequences of one's actions


    He lied to his boss and now he has to lie in his own bed.

Phrases with bed

  • to arrange the covers and pillows on a bed so that it is ready to sleep in


    I always make my bed before leaving the house.

  • to have sex with someone


    She went to bed with him after their first date.

  • to be in a bad mood


    He must have gotten out of bed on the wrong side this morning because he's been grumpy all day.


Summary: bed in Brief

The term 'bed' [bed] refers to a piece of furniture for sleeping or resting on. It can also refer to the bottom of a body of water or a layer of something that is different from the layers around it. Phrases like 'make the bed' and 'go to bed with someone' are common, as well as idioms like 'a bed of roses,' which means an easy or pleasant situation.

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