Definition of bedding in English:


Syllabification: bed·ding
Pronunciation: /ˈbediNG


  • 1Coverings for a bed, such as sheets and blankets.
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    • She took a hold of some of the bedding as she pushed her depression aside and got out of the bed.
    • I never liked to be in the room when the maids came into replace the bedding.
    • She pushed back the bedding and got out of bed, walking to the large pane window that showed the city along the horizon.
    bed linen(s), sheets and blankets; bedclothes; bedcovers, bedspread, covers; comforter, duvet
  • 1.1Straw or similar material for animals to sleep on.
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    • The shredded paper will go to a farmer to use as animal bedding.
    • At the moment newspapers are being collected to be made into animal bedding.
    • Larry also supplies Jerry with hay and straw for bedding and feed.
  • 2A base or bottom layer: [as modifier]: a bedding course of sand
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    • Naturally, the flow destroyed the layers of horizontal bedding.
    • In consequence, the tiling could not be nailed at every course and relied solely on the mortar bedding to the outer leaf of brickwork.
    • The large recoil lug is integral with the receiver, and the bottom of the receiver has a wide, flat bedding surface.
  • 3A display of bedding plants.
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    • Try bulbs, wallflowers and pansies in spring, summer bedding for the hotter months, autumn and winter interest from chrysanthemums and foliage plants.
    • Items like flowers and summer bedding were good value.
    • All may be started from bulbs, or many may be purchased as bedding or container plants at garden centers.
  • 4 Geology The stratification or layering of rocks or other geological materials: [as modifier]: a bedding plane
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    • A primary depositional feature of many layered rocks is stratification, or bedding.
    • It is easy to imagine the shape of the seabed by looking at the bedding planes of rock in the nearby cliffs.
    • However, excavations showed no obvious bedding.

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