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Beds and parts of beds

air bed

noun

a mattress (=plastic or cloth bag) that you fill with air to make a type of temporary bed

bassinet

noun

a bed for a baby, shaped or woven like a basket

bed

noun

a piece of furniture that you sleep on, consisting of a soft comfortable part called a mattress and a base

bed

noun

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

bedhead

noun

a headboard

bedpost

noun

one of the four upright pieces of wood at each corner of a bed, especially an old-fashioned bed

bedroll

noun

a rolled piece of material that you carry with you and use as a bed when you are sleeping outside

bedside

noun

the area near your bed

bedstead

noun

the wooden or metal frame of a bed

berth

noun

a bed on a train or ship

bunk

noun

a narrow bed, often fixed to a wall

bunk bed

noun

two small beds that are joined together with one above the other

camp bed

noun

a small light bed that you can fold

carrycot

noun

a small bed with handles that you use for carrying a baby in

cot

noun

a small bed with high sides that a baby sleeps in. The American word is crib.

cot

noun

a camp bed

cradle

noun

a small bed for a baby that you can move gently from side to side

crib

noun

a cot for a baby

davenport

noun

a large and comfortable sofa (=long chair for two or three people), especially one that can be made into a bed

divan

noun

a bed consisting of a mattress on a solid base

double bed

noun

a bed for two people

foot

noun

the end of a bed where you put your feet

four-poster

noun

an old-fashioned bed with four tall posts at the corners, which sometimes has a cover over the top and curtains around the sides

futon

noun

a type of firm mattress, used as a bed or sofa. Futons were originally used in Japan.

gurney

noun

a trolley for moving people in a hospital

hammock

noun

a bed consisting of a long piece of cloth or net tied at each end to posts or trees

head

noun

the end of a bed where you put your head

headboard

noun

an upright board at the top end of a bed

Lilo

a type of mattress made of plastic or rubber that you fill with air and use as a bed or for floating on water

litter

noun

a seat or bed made from cloth with long poles, in which an important person or dead body was carried in the past

mattress

noun

the part of a bed made of thick soft material that you put on the bed’s base to make it more comfortable

Moses basket

noun

a basket with handles, used for carrying a baby or for a baby to sleep in

pallet

noun

a temporary bed of any type

pay bed

noun

a bed in a public hospital that is used by someone who is paying for their treatment

pit

noun

a bed

sickbed

noun

the bed in which a person who is ill is resting

single

noun

a room or bed for one person

sofa bed

noun

a sofa that contains a bed for one or two people

stretcher

noun

a type of bed used for carrying someone who is injured, ill, or dead

trolley

noun

a bed with wheels used in hospitals

truckle bed

noun

a low bed with wheels that is kept under another bed and brought out when you need it

trundle bed

noun

a truckle bed

twin beds

noun

two separate beds in the same bedroom, often close to each other or next to each other

warming pan

noun

a metal container filled with hot coal, used in the past to make beds warm

waterbed

noun

a bed with a plastic mattress that is filled with water

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