1 piece of furniture for sleeping on
king-size, king-sized
queen-size, queen-sized (both AmE)
bunk, camp (esp. BrE), canopy (esp. AmE), feather, four-poster, hospital, sofa

I slept in the bottom bunk of a set of bunk beds.

comfortable, comfy (informal), cosy/cozy, soft, warm

a messy room, with an unmade bed and clothes on the floor


He came home to find an empty bed.

makeshift (esp. AmE)

He slept on a makeshift bed of blankets and cushions.

marital, marriage
tanning (esp. AmE)
make, make up

Please strip the beds and put the sheets in the washing machine.

climb into, crawl into, get into, go to, tumble into

She crawled into bed exhausted.

climb out of, get out of, leap out of
lie (down) on, lie in, sit on

He lay in bed, reading his book.

Elizabeth was sitting on her bed writing a letter.

put sb to, tuck sb up in

It's your turn to put the children to bed.

occupy, sleep in

All the hospital beds were occupied.


He and his brother had to share a bed.


Don't punish a child who wets the bed.

clothes, linen (usually bedclothes, bedlinen)
sore (usually bedsore)
in bed

I like to be in bed before 11 o'clock.

out of bed

Are you out of bed yet?

bed and breakfast

We stayed at a comfortable bed and breakfast.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available. (BrE)

the edge of the bed, the foot of the bed, the head of the bed, the side of the bed
get sb into bed (= persuade sb to have sex)
go to bed with sb (= have sex with sb) (esp. BrE)
take to your bed (= go to bed because you are ill) (old-fashioned)
time for bed

Come on, children, it's time for bed.

2 piece of ground for growing flowers, vegetables, etc.
flower, rose, strawberry, etc.
garden, planting (both AmE)
bed of

ornamental beds of roses

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • bed — bed …   The Old English to English

  • bed — bed …   English to the Old English

  • bed — bed; bed·da; bed·ded; bed·der; bed·e·guar; bed·er·al; bed·fel·low·ship; bed·ford; bed·ford·shire; bed·lam·er; bed·less; bed·ling·ton; bed·man; bed·ral; bed·rid·den; bed·stead; bed·ward; crab·bed; crab·bed·ly; crab·bed·ness; em·bed; em·bed·ment;… …   English syllables

  • Bed — Bed, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[ a]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin.] 1. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — /bɛd / (say bed) noun 1. a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps. 2. the mattress and bedclothes together with the bedstead. 3. the bedstead alone. 4. the use of a bed for the night; lodging. 5. a place for sexual… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bed — [bed] n. [ME & OE < IE base * bhedh , to dig > Ger bett, L fossa, ditch, W bedd, Bret béz, a grave; orig. sense “a sleeping hollow in the ground”] 1. a thing for sleeping or resting on; specif., a piece of furniture consisting usually of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bed-In — for Peace Enregistrement de Give Peace a Chance lors du bed in de Montréal. Les Bed Ins for Peace[1] (au lit pour la paix) sont les deux événements médiatiques tenus par le fondateur des Beatles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bed — Bed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedding}.] 1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make partaker of one s bed; to cohabit with. [1913 Webster] I ll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — ► NOUN 1) a piece of furniture incorporating a mattress or other surface for sleeping or resting on. 2) informal a bed as a place for sexual activity. 3) an area of ground where flowers and plants are grown. 4) a flat base or foundation. 5) a… …   English terms dictionary

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  • bed*/*/*/ — [bed] noun 1) [C/U] a piece of furniture that you sleep on The room had two beds in it.[/ex] It s midnight – why aren t you in bed?[/ex] I never get out of bed before 10 am.[/ex] I got home at 11 pm and went straight to bed.[/ex] 2) [C] the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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