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(noun) 
Definition
to place firmly into position
She went in to her bedroom and lay down on the bed.
Synonyms
bedstead
,
couch
He lay down on the couch.
,
berth
Golding booked a berth on the first boat he could.
,
cot
,
the sack (informal)
,
bunk
He left his bunk and went up on deck again.
,
the hay (informal)
,
pallet
,
divan
They went to sit on the divan.
(noun) 
Definition
a plot of ground in which plants are grown
beds of strawberries and rhubarb
Synonyms
plot
a small plot of land for growing vegetables
,
area
the large number of community groups in the area
, ,
strip
a short boat ride across a narrow strip of water
,
patch
the little vegetable patch in her backyard
,
ground
a stretch of waste ground
,
land
It isn't clear whether the plane went down over land or sea.
,
garden
the most beautiful garden on earth
,
border
a lawn flanked by wide herbaceous borders
(noun) 
the bare bed of a dry stream
Synonyms
bottom
He sat at the bottom of the stairs.
, ,
floor
We were sitting on the floor watching TV.
(noun) 
Definition
any underlying structure or part
a sandstone bed
Synonyms
base
The mattress is best on a solid bed base.
,
footing
a sounder financial footing for the future
,
basis
The UN plan is a possible basis for negotiation.
,
bottom
I have to get to the bottom of this mess.
,
foundation
vertical or lateral support for building foundations
,
underpinning
the economic underpinning of ancient Mexican society
,
groundwork
These courses provide the groundwork of statistical theory.
,
bedrock
It took five years to drill down to bedrock.
,
substructure
,
substratum
(noun) 
Heat the curry thoroughly and serve it on a bed of rice.
Synonyms
,
mass
On the desk is a mass of books and papers.
,
pile
a pile of books
,
heap
a heap of bricks
,
mound
huge mounds of dirt
(verb) 
The slabs can then be bedded on mortar to give rigid paving.
Synonyms
fix
Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
,
set
A date will be set for a future meeting.
, ,
base
We will base ourselves in the town.
,
plant
Sir Eric had evidently planted the idea in her mind.
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establish
He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.
,
settle
Right, that's settled then.
, , ,
insert
He took a key from his pocket and inserted it into the lock.
,
implant
Doctors implanted an artificial heart into the 46-year-old man.
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embed
The fossils are embedded in hard sandstone.

phrasal verb

See bed down

phrase

See go to bed

subject word lists

See Types of bed

Quotations

And so to bed [Samuel PepysDiary]
'Tis very warm weather when one's in bed [Jonathan SwiftJournal to Stella]

proverb

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it

Additional synonyms

in the sense of area
Definition
a section, part, or region
the large number of community groups in the area
Synonyms
in the sense of basis
Definition
a principle on which something depends
The UN plan is a possible basis for negotiation.
Synonyms
point of departure,
principal element,
chief ingredient
in the sense of bedrock
Definition
the solid rock beneath the surface soil
It took five years to drill down to bedrock.
Synonyms
bed,
rock bottom,
substructure,
substratum

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