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  1. [noun] a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"

  2. [noun] a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"

  3. [noun] a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
    Synonyms: bottom

  4. [noun] (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock); "they found a bed of standstone"

  5. [noun] a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
    Synonyms: seam

  6. [noun] single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
    Synonyms: layer

  7. [noun] 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.

  8. [noun] a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"

  9. [verb] furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

  10. [verb] place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil

  11. [verb] put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

  12. [verb] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
    Synonyms: roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk

  13. [verb] go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn"
    Synonyms: go to turn in, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire


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