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bed

noun [C]  /bed/ us  

bed noun [C] (FURNITURE)

a large piece of furniture with a flat surface that a person can lie on to sleep or rest: He felt sick and decided to stay in bed that day. He sat down on the bed and took off his shoes. Some mornings it’s really hard to get out of bed. I'm really tired – I think I'll go to bed (= get into bed in order to sleep).

bed noun [C] (BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

earth science the bottom of a river, lake, or sea

bed noun [C] (AREA OF GROUND)

an area of ground used for planting flowers: a flower bed
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