Meaning of BED in English

BED

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a flower bed (= an area for growing flowers in a garden )

The flower beds had been weeded.

a hospital bed

There is a shortage of hospital beds.

a river bed (= the bottom of a river )

They walked along a dry river bed.

bed and board

bed and breakfast

Is there anyone who does bed and breakfast round here?

bed bath

bed linen

camp bed

chair/bed/sofa etc

Is that chair comfortable?

confined to bed

She’s confined to bed with flu.

double bed

feather bedding

feather bed/pillow etc (= a bed etc that is filled with feathers )

four-poster bed

go to bed early

I think I’ll go to bed early tonight.

in bed with flu

Steven’s still in bed with flu .

long-stay hospital/ward/bed etc

oyster bed

river bed

sb's sick bed (= the bed where a sick person is lying )

He left his sick bed to play in the game.

sofa bed

the sea bed ( also the sea floor ) (= the land at the bottom of the sea )

A lot of these small creatures feed on the sea bed.

twin bed

twin-bedded rooms

wet...bed

Sam’s wet his bed again.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

double

The visiting officer found him living in one room which was almost entirely filled by a double bed .

A double bed with a quilt.

Two double bedrooms, bed and breakfast, central heating.

The fact that sharing a double bed with my sister made me uncomfortable.

Lounge with bed settee makes a double bed.

Our room was barely big enough for a double bed and a couple of dinner-plate-size bedside tables.

Choose either a suite with double bed or large suite with double bed plus double bed settee for one or two children.

There was a double bed with a clock-radio on a table beside it.

single

Bedroom with 2 single beds or bunks.

There is just enough room for a narrow single bed .

A Victorian mahogany single bed with walnut ends sold for £420; an Edwardian inlaid mahogany wardrobe and dressing table, £360.

One of the important things to take into account when designing single bed Fair Isle patterns is the length of the floats.

Some contained a single bed , others were twin-bedded.

There was a miniature rocking chair, and against the end wall a single bed with a miniature canopy over it.

In it was a single bed and also the cradle in which she and Jessie had lain many years ago.

I made his socks on my Singer KE2400 single bed machine which I have had for years.

twin

He was staring at the twin beds .

Stairs lead to where the children will be sequestered and it has twin beds and its own bathroom, thank goodness.

Two bedrooms with twin single beds .

Surkov and I sprawled on the twin beds .

They slept in twin beds in the front bedroom of 93 Mafeking Street.

She did not go to the room with the twin beds but to the single room with the sloping ceiling.

Tamar was lying on one of the twin beds wearing a pair of silk lounging pyjamas.

Twenty heated minutes later he collapsed on to his twin bed , and turned on the telly.

■ NOUN

bunk

The only apparent relief from chess were two dolls and a golliwog on Judit's bunk bed .

The rooms were actually quite luxurious with a shower, colour television and duvet covered bunk beds .

Justin has an upper berth on one of two sets of bunk beds that take up most of the tiny room.

Bedroom with bunk beds for two. 6 to 8 berth Luxury Caravans.

The room, about the size of my apartment, was lined with fiberglass pallets arranged in tiers like bizarre bunk beds .

The earthen floor was covered with planks and on either side were two rough bunk beds .

The tills are stacked like bunk beds , 9 to 10 feet high.

flower

There were roses bedded out, climbing in flower beds, in pots and cut.

Alpine strawberries either can be planted in a bed or around flower beds.

The apartments are idyllically set amongst lovely flower beds , palm trees and tropical shrubs.

Q: I have planted a border of red salvia around my flower beds .

Uncle Albert was squatting down by the flower bed doing a spot of weeding.

The grass was mowed, the flower beds were weeded and edged.

A flower bed could be used, or a low wall built.

And, between the shops, the colorful patches of flower beds made it all appear orderly and safe.

hospital

Plain hospital beds with flock mattresses laid on interlaced wire springs were for the junior members of the staff.

The family and I gathered around his hospital bed .

Nobody across the programme was dragged kicking and screaming out of their hospital bed into the community.

Penny lay in another hospital bed suffering the acute, painful stages of the disease.

I was surprised how weak and light-headed I felt on nipping out of my hospital bed to recover a dropped book.

In her late fifties, she lay in the hospital bed with a rapidly progressing pancreatic cancer.

Pooley covered his ears. 14 Small Dave lay in his hospital bed for some days before the doctors released him.

At eighty-two, Margarett, reclining on a hospital bed in an apartment high above Boston, told me the story.

linen

It was decided in 1983 that students would in future be required to provide their own bed linen and towels.

Burun could hear her ordering the slaves to unpack the boxes of bed linen .

The twice-soaked bed linen lights quickly, paraffin overcoming blood.

He has also chewed three torches, three combs, two hair brushes, and my bed linen .

Relatives often have to provide non-medical care as well, and patients have to bring in their own blankets and bed linen .

A floral chintz fabric is used at the windows and for the upholstered seat and valance under the white bed linen .

Make sure they are cared for, with clean clothing and bed linen .

Floral bed linen and a plain white quilted bedcover with masses of appliqued cushions, for example, capture the romantic look perfectly.

river

A particularly interesting feature of the trestle piers was the method used for founding them on irregular river beds .

These species do not grow in association with Lagenandra and Hygrophila because they do not occur in river beds .

By 1803 the river beds , in some parts of the city, were two or three metres above the city.

The cryptocorynes occur mainly in cultures of single species on overgrown river beds and are exposed to the conditions of amphibious life.

It was thus possible to assemble a bridge pier and lower it complete on to the river bed .

The entrepreneur made a million dollars out of Pet Rocks-rocks that you could find in any river bed .

To my astonishment I find that we use the river bed as a road.

By proceeding a little further, a scrambling descent to the river bed may be made.

sea

Their army flees on to the exposed sea bed , and there gets bogged down.

The bell was now lowered very gradually, as she would be from here to the sea bed .

While nodules are loose deposits, lying on the sea bed , sulphides are massive deposits below the ocean floor.

Here the waters are split and piled up either side of a pathway across the sea bed .

This accumulates on the sea bed as coral sand.

The slimy floor of shifting sediment is useless to young oysters in search of a hard sea bed for a lifetime's home.

These were most likely to have been zeroed by the action of sunlight prior to their deposition on the sea bed .

■ VERB

climb

There were roses bedded out, climbing in flower beds, in pots and cut.

Denver climbed up on the bed and folded her arms under her apron.

Once they had settled when and where, he climbed back into bed , hoping to catch another hour of sleep.

How could I not climb to my bed as she asked?

Ralph his son and now his wife all began to climb the stairs to bed .

He climbed into bed and lay on his side, not moving and scarcely breathing.

After he had turned off all the lights and climbed into bed , he felt Susan turning him over.

crawl

She crawled out of bed , peered into the mirror, and gave a small groan.

He was so tired his bones ached; but he crawled out of bed , put on his pants and watch.

A second slab of beef has crawled out of bed and found his doorknob.

Once, a few years ago, his father had broken into the house and crawled into his bed .

It would be wonderful to crawl into bed , to ask Matron for an aspirin.

She snapped him up as soon as he finished the sausage she fed him and he crawled into her bed crying.

She crawled on to the bed and hugged herself like a child with no one there to bring comfort.

Jen came out of the bathroom, dressed in a shirt this time, and crawled into bed alongside me.

fall

Little Nemo falling out of his bed at the end of every strip still brings a wry smile.

At night I fall into bed weary instead of tense.

Safely in her room, she fell on her bed and began to cry.

They fell into bed , and then he was writhing under her twitching hair.

She opened her and Clare's bedroom door and fell across Clare's bed , which was nearest.

He was terribly frustrated and kept trying until he fell back on his bed , exhausted.

A long sliver of light fell across Senga's bed , sparkling off lustrous black hair.

He sets the phone back into the receiver and falls on to the bed .

get

I wanted to get to bed early so that I could be up in time for the naming ceremony of the new catapult.

She takes off her shoes, gets into bed and picks up her book, but she does not look at it.

John gets down under the bed , awkwardly pulling himself forward with his elbows.

He got out of bed and put on his faded burgundy dressing gown.

When at last she got into bed she allowed herself a few angry tears, then brushed them furiously away.

He also began to get weaker and weaker until he could not get out of bed .

But almost immediately Kafka - me, dammit - begins thinking again, and I get out of bed .

He goes to getting ready for bed , pulling off his clothes.

go

Few of us go to bed sober, he pronounced.

I went up to the bed , took a deep breath, and turned the covering back.

He could - should! - get off now and go to bed .

I was just going to bed , he said.

The younger boys go to bed at nine o'clock.

It wasn't until after he had gone to bed that Willie asked about the room.

Shall we go to bed , now?

Putting a sober expression on his face, he went to the bed .

jump

She jumped out of bed and, pulling on her shirt, darted next door into the head.

I jumped off the brass bed and ran down the path toward the house.

She jumped out of bed and ran to the window.

One time he jumped out of bed in the middle of the afternoon and put on a suit and tie.

I went to my room and locked the door and ... I jumped into bed and pulled the duvet right over me.

He ran ahead quickly, jumped into bed , and pretended to be asleep as the princesses returned to their room.

When Charlie woke the next morning he jumped out of bed immediately and was washed and dressed before anyone else had stirred.

But just then McMurphy jumped off his bed and went to rustling through his nightstand, and I hushed.

lie

She had lain on her bed at her farmhouse home on January 2 and put a double-barrelled shotgun to her head.

But Helen lay in her bed under the roof as silent and immovable as the body of her child.

He was lying in bed in Miles and Juliet's spare room.

Blue gets back to his room on Orange Street, lies down on his bed , and tries to weigh the possibilities.

Later, as they lay in bed listening to the rain, John wondered how their new life together would ever work.

For the most part, he either lies on his bed or paces back and forth in his room.

Hugh lay in the bed with tears on his face.

We had lain in the same bed for a whole night, and she told me the story of her life.

put

But there is a problem when it comes to putting the girls to bed .

They put on a bed sheet and ride around trying to get something out of their systems.

You two, Luke and Helen, can put yourselves to bed .

Both of them were soldiers and both were wounded and put in the same bed .

If Olwyn did not go of her own accord she was taken, undressed and washed and put to bed forcibly.

Another comes each evening to put him back in bed .

The ground crew can now work to refuel, clean the squashed bugs off the bubble and put the aircraft to bed .

Somebody put sticks in my bed .

share

It was a small house so they had to share a bed .

Every woman has her own ideas, and often those ideas are not shared by the man who shares her bed .

Even the thought of sharing a bed with him didn't seem so threatening when he was being kind.

The couple and four children share a bed and a fold-out cot in the only bedroom.

The Child Poverty Action Group says children are forced to share beds in households deprived of basics such as wardrobes and carpets.

We stayed in hotels, sharing single beds in small dark rooms.

They'd shared a bed in Cumberland and she had comforted Gordon because nothing was quite right.

Two, sometimes three, generations can be found sharing a bed .

sit

Later, he sat on the bed , his insides chilled, his throat raw.

After a moment, Slim sat down on the bed opposite my chair.

Then she sat on the bed next to Sarah.

After Polly left, I undressed and sat on the bed , the package in my lap.

Philippa sat cross-legged beside the bed , as if meditating on the carpet.

She used to come into his room and sit there by his bed and cry.

My hair sticks to it when I sit up in bed .

My stoned ex-roommate had sat dazed on his bed , the eviction notice in his hands, while I packed furiously.

sitting

An hour later Peggy was sitting by Victoria's bed .

He was sitting on the bed when they took out their guns.

And then she was sitting on the bed and he had his arms about her.

We were sitting together on the bed .

She was sitting on a diagnostic bed in what was obviously a medlab of some kind.

As they pass the other cabin, Primo notices, through its lit window, Angelita, sitting cross-legged on a bed .

I pictured nocturnal gamblers crouching over their cards, sleepless lovers writing letters, nurses sitting by the beds of invalids.

Lisa Sands, 30, is sitting up in bed , beginning to form words and opening her eyes.

sleep

He had been brought up in a hut where six people slept in one bed .

He wanted a story from me-and then to sleep in my bed .

Nowadays we need the iron fist of policing in order that we might sleep soundly in our beds .

Like Jackson Till, who slept under the bed .

We made up a bed on the floor and we took turns to sleep in the bed itself.

Help your children learn to go to sleep in their beds and without your help.

They need somewhere warm and soft to sleep and the bed should be made twice as thick as it is normally.

She told Chucha civilized people had to sleep on beds , coffins were for corpses.

stay

They explained that they were poor and that the sick man was rich and could afford to stay in bed without working.

It made it tough to stay in bed until the dorm lights came on at six-thirty.

He then sparked off a row by suggesting that floating voters should stay in bed on polling day.

When she felt bad, she would go to bed and stay in bed for a day or two at a time.

You can stay in bed all day if you like.

I wanted to stay by this bed , protecting the child.

If you are a benighted official, go home and stay in bed .

tuck

After the ball Dot tucked her up in bed and promised her a cup of cocoa with brandy in it.

Affection may be expressed with hugs, smiles, pats on the head, friendly greetings, and being tucked into bed .

Perhaps some one's still there, or she's tucking Darius up in bed .

His body ached to be tucked into bed for the night or for eternity.

But when you know that she's safely tucked up in bed , you come out with a towel around you.

He tucked the chintzy bed cover over his sleeping friend and switched off the light.

After this bad day, anyone not tucked up in bed is making them suspicious.

At about midnight when all the children were tucked up in bed we visited the Grotto.

wet

Even dry children may wet the bed under stress, like a change of school, a divorce or moving house.

Another makes a pet of a snowball, which wets the bed then runs away.

It made the sheets feel as if she'd wet the bed .

Tickle him until he wets the bed .

Child may wet the bed and have constipation.

Every other night he wet his bed , and he argued with Clarisa almost constantly.

Depth of sleep Many parents say that they think their child wets the bed because of being in such deep sleep.

Dear Kidsday: My 8-year-old sister still wets the bed !

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be tucked up in bed

At about midnight when all the children were tucked up in bed we visited the Grotto.

Five minutes later she was tucked up in bed, sleeping happily once again, while Jake had retreated to his little ante-room.

Most girls never drink or smoke, and are tucked up in bed by midnight.

Next day John is tucked up in bed at his flat in Tufnell Park.

crawl into/out of bed

He was so tired his bones ached; but he crawled out of bed, put on his pants and watch.

orthopedic bed/chair/shoe etc

single bed/room etc

A single room supplement of £8 per person per night applies at hotels indicated.

Additional night, single room and upgrade prices are available.

His own family-seven strong-live in a single room in the house.

Lounge / dining / kitchen areas with seating which converts to a double or two single beds are required.

One of the important things to take into account when designing single bed Fair Isle patterns is the length of the floats.

Supplements per person per night: No single room supplement.

Supplements per person per night: No supplement in single rooms without private facilities.

sth is not a bed of roses

Our marriage hasn't been a bed of roses .

take to your bed

But on 20 November, his condition worsened, and he took to his bed.

He was depressed, so severely that he took to his bed.

If he took to his bed now, he might as well stay there - permanently.

Old Eugene had taken to his bed.

We are told it was a bilious attack which had forced Désirée to take to her bed instead of the boards.

Whenever there's a whiff of trouble she takes to her bed with the asthma.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a double bed

an old brass bed

Smooth stones covered the creek bed .

the river bed

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I tiptoe over to her bed and give her a nudge.

I was back in a few minutes, but the boy was not on his bed .

She slides her hand under the mattress on the double bed , brings out a revolver and slips it into her bag.

She thought Robin must sleep in this bed with Penny, curled around her protectively as you would sleep with a kitten.

The screens were around the bed and the draught from the door set them billowing like sails.

We made love in my big bed as the lemon light of winter days passed into reddish nights.

Were they to be three in that huge bed ?

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

orthopedic bed/chair/shoe etc

single bed/room etc

A single room supplement of £8 per person per night applies at hotels indicated.

Additional night, single room and upgrade prices are available.

His own family-seven strong-live in a single room in the house.

Lounge / dining / kitchen areas with seating which converts to a double or two single beds are required.

One of the important things to take into account when designing single bed Fair Isle patterns is the length of the floats.

Supplements per person per night: No single room supplement.

Supplements per person per night: No supplement in single rooms without private facilities.

sth is not a bed of roses

Our marriage hasn't been a bed of roses .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Are you about ready to bed down for the night, Bern?

It can also be used to bed wood floor blocks, cork and vinyl tiles.

Luch bedded on a bag of bracken in a corner, but she and Ranald woke earlier than the old man.

So the total effect was like bedding down for the night on the north face of Kilimanjaro.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.