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noun bed pronunciation in American English /bed/ 
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singularbed
pluralbeds
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a piece of furniture that you sleep on, consisting of a soft comfortable part called a mattress and a base
    double/twin/single bed:

    The room had two single beds in it.

    out of/in bed:

    It's midnight – why aren't you in bed?

    get out of bed (=get up):

    I never get out of bed before 10 a.m.

    go to bed:

    I'll get home at 11 p.m. and go straight to bed.

    put someone to bed:

    Sam was upstairs putting the children to bed.

    make the/my/your etc. bed (=make its covers straight after you have slept in it):

    Why can't you kids make your own beds?

    1. a.
      anything that is used by a person or animal for sleeping on

      The dog's bed is in the kitchen.

      He made himself a bed of straw.

  2. 3
    [countable] an area of ground that has been dug for growing plants and flowers

    a circular bed in the middle of the lawn

    See also  flowerbed
  3. 4
    [singular] a layer of food on which you put other food
    bed of:

    shrimp served on a bed of lettuce

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