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bed and PEP

  

      adj     (Brit)   (of a stock-exchange transaction) complying with regulations for self-select PEPs, a shareholding being sold in the evening and bought back the next morning for the shareholder's own PEP  
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bed  
      n  
1    a piece of furniture on which to sleep  
2    the mattress and bedclothes on such a piece of furniture  
an unmade bed     
3    sleep or rest  
time for bed     
4    any place in which a person or animal sleeps or rests  
5      (Med)   a unit of potential occupancy in a hospital or residential institution  
6    Informal   a place for sexual intercourse  
7    Informal   sexual intercourse  
8    a plot of ground in which plants are grown, esp. when considered together with the plants in it  
a flower bed     
9    the bottom of a river, lake, or sea  
10    a part of this used for cultivation of a plant or animal  
oyster beds     
11    a layer of crushed rock, gravel, etc., used as a foundation for a road, railway, etc  
12    a layer of mortar in a masonry wall  
13    the underside of a brick, tile, slate, etc., when in position  
   Compare       back   1       12  
14    any underlying structure or part  
15    a layer of rock, esp. sedimentary rock  
16    the flat part of a letterpress printing press onto or against which the type forme is placed  
17    a layer of solid particles of an absorbent, catalyst, or reagent through which a fluid is passed during the course of a chemical reaction or other process  
18    a machine base on which a moving part carrying a tool or workpiece slides  
lathe bed     
19    a bed of roses   a situation of comfort or ease  
20    to be brought to bed (of)  
Archaic   to give birth (to)  
21    bed of nails  
a    a situation or position of extreme difficulty  
b    a bed studded with nails on which a fakir lies  
22    get out of bed on the wrong side  
Informal   to be ill-tempered from the start of the day  
23    go to bed  
a    often foll by: with   to have sexual intercourse (with)  
b      (Journalism, printing)   (of a newspaper, magazine, etc.) to go to press; start printing  
24    put to bed  
a      (Journalism)   to finalize work on (a newspaper, magazine, etc.) so that it is ready to go to press  
b      (Letterpress printing)   to lock up the type forme of (a publication) in the press before printing  
25    take to one's bed   to remain in bed, esp. because of illness  
      vb   , beds, bedding, bedded  
26    usually foll by: down   to go to or put into a place to sleep or rest  
27    tr   to have sexual intercourse with  
28    tr   to place, fix, or sink firmly into position; embed  
29      (Geology)   to form or be arranged in a distinct layer; stratify  
30    tr; often foll by: out   to plant in a bed of soil  
   See also       bed in  
     (Old English bedd; related to Old Norse bethr, Old High German betti, Gothic badi)  


air bed  
      n   an inflatable mattress  
amenity bed  
      n   (in Britain) a hospital bed whose occupant receives free treatment but pays for nonmedical advantages, such as privacy,   (Also called (informal))    pay bed  
apple-pie bed  
      n     (Brit)   a way of making a bed so as to prevent the person from entering it  
bacteria bed  
      n   a layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent, in its final stages, to air and the action of microorganisms  
   Compare       filter bed       1  
BEd  
      abbrev. for   Bachelor of Education  
bed and board  
      n  
1    sleeping accommodation and meals  
2    divorce from bed and board     (U.S., law)   a form of divorce whereby the parties are prohibited from living together but the marriage is not dissolved  
bed and breakfast     (Chiefly Brit)  
      n  
1    (in a hotel, boarding house, etc.) overnight accommodation and breakfast  
      adj  
2    (of a stock-exchange transaction) establishing a loss for tax purposes, shares being sold after hours one evening and bought back the next morning when the market opens  
bed and PEP  
      adj     (Brit)   (of a stock-exchange transaction) complying with regulations for self-select PEPs, a shareholding being sold in the evening and bought back the next morning for the shareholder's own PEP  
bed bath  
      n      another name for       blanket bath  
bed in  
      vb   prep     (Engineering)   to fit (parts) together accurately or (of parts) to be fitted together, either through machining or use, as in fitting a bearing to its shaft  
bed jacket  
      n   a woman's short upper garment worn over a nightgown when sitting up in bed  
bed linen  
      n   sheets and pillowcases for a bed  
bed moulding  
      n     (Architect)  
1    a moulding in an entablature between the corona and the frieze  
2    any moulding below a projection  
bed tea  
      n   (in some Asian countries) tea served to a guest in bed in the morning  
bed-wetting  
      n   the act or habit of involuntarily urinating in bed,   (Technical term)    enuresis  
  bed-wetter      n  
bone bed  
      n     (Geology)   a sediment containing large quantities of fossilized animal remains, such as bones, teeth, scales, etc  
bottomset bed  
      n   the fine sediment deposited at the front of a growing delta  
bunk bed  
      n   one of a pair of beds constructed one above the other  
day bed  
      n   a narrow bed, with a head piece and sometimes a foot piece and back, on which to recline during the day  
feather bed  
      n  
1    a mattress filled with feathers or down  
      vb  
  featherbed   , -beds, -bedding, -bedded  
2    tr   to pamper; spoil  
3    intr     (U.S.)   to be subject to or engage in featherbedding  
filter bed  
      n  
1    a layer of sand or gravel in a tank or reservoir through which a liquid is passed so as to purify it  
   Compare       bacteria bed  
2    any layer of material through which a liquid is passed so as to filter it  
flat-bed lorry  
      n   a lorry with a flat platform for its body  
flat-bed press  
      n   a printing machine on which the type forme is carried on a flat bed under a revolving paper-bearing cylinder,   (Also called)    cylinder press  
flat-bed scanner  
      n   a computer-controlled device which electronically scans images placed on its flat plate, allowing them to be manipulated and stored for later use such as in desktop publishing  
fluidized bed  
      n     (Chemical engineering)   a bed of fluidized solids used as a heat exchanger medium  
Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon  
      n      another name for       goatsbeard       1  
lazy bed  
      n   (in parts of Scotland and Ireland, formerly) a patch in which potatoes were cultivated by laying them on the surface and covering them with kelp and with soil from a trench on either side of the bed  
Murphy bed  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a bed designed to be folded or swung into a cabinet when not in use  
     (C20: named after William Murphy, US inventor)  
oyster bed  
      n   a place, esp. on the sea bed, where oysters breed and grow naturally or are cultivated for food or pearls,   (Also called)    oyster bank, oyster park  
pay bed  
      n      an informal name for       amenity bed       private pay bed  
pig bed  
      n   a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast  
private pay bed  
      n   (in Britain) a bed in a National Health Service hospital, reserved for private patients who pay a consultant acting privately for treatment and who are charged by the health service for use of hospital facilities,   (Often shortened to)    pay bed      Compare       amenity bed  
rota bed  
      n     (Social welfare)   a bed in an old people's home, reserved for the regular respite care of dependent old people  
sofa bed  
      n   a sofa that can be converted into a bed  
test-bed  
      n     (Engineering)   an area equipped with instruments, etc., used for testing machinery, engines, etc., under working conditions  
truckle bed  
      n   a low bed on wheels, stored under a larger bed, used esp. formerly by a servant  
trundle bed  
      n      a less common word for       truckle bed  
twin bed  
      n   one of a pair of matching single beds  
water bed  
      n   a waterproof mattress filled with water  

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bed

  

      n  
1    bedstead, berth, bunk, cot, couch, divan, pallet  
2    area, border, garden, patch, plot, row, strip  
3    base, bottom, foundation, groundwork, substratum  
      vb  
4    base, embed, establish, fix, found, implant, insert, plant, settle, set up  
    furniture  


bed down     
hit the hay     (slang)   lie, retire, settle down, sleep, turn in     (informal)  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
fear of going to bed
[Psych.]
v.
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
[Fig.];[Fam.]
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