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noun uk   us   /bed/

bed noun (FURNITURE)

A1 [C or U] a large, rectangular piece of furniture, often with four legs, used for sleeping on: He lived in a room with only two chairs, a bed, and a table. He likes to have breakfast in bed on a Saturday morning. She didn't get out of bed till lunchtime today. I'm exhausted - I'm going to bed (= going to get into a bed in order to sleep). I always put the children to bed (= make certain that they get into a bed and are comfortable there ready for going to sleep) at 7.30 p.m. make the bed B2 to make a bed neat after you have slept in it
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bed noun (BOTTOM)

C2 [C] the bottom of something, or something that serves as a base: Many strange plants and fish live on the sea bed. The railway was built on a bed of solid rock.a bed of sth a pile of one type of food on which other food is arranged as a meal: roasted vegetables on a bed of rice

bed noun (AREA OF GROUND)

C2 [C] a piece of ground used for growing plants in a garden: They have some beautiful flower beds in their garden.

bed

verb [T] uk   us   /bed/ (-dd-) old-fashioned
to have sex with someone
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