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bed

noun
 
 
/bed/
FURNITURE [C, U] A1 a piece of furniture that you sleep on: a single/double bed What time did you go to bed last night? She was lying in bed when I arrived. He had only just got out of bed. Have you made the bed (= tidied the bed after you have slept in it)?Beds and parts of beds
GROUND [C] a piece of ground that is used for growing plants, especially flowers: a flower bedParts of gardens
BOTTOM [C] the ground at the bottom of the sea, a river, etc: the sea bed →  See also bunk beds Under and below
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