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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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  
      abbrev. for   Bachelor of Education  
bed and board  
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)  
1    (in a hotel, boarding house, etc.) overnight accommodation and breakfast  
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  
      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  
1    a mattress filled with feathers or down  
  featherbed   , -beds, -bedding, -bedded  
2    tr   to pamper; spoil  
3    intr     (U.S.)   to be subject to or engage in featherbedding  
filter bed  
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  
      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  
      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  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




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

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

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
fear of going to bed
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
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