Definition of bedding in English:

bedding

Line breaks: bed|ding
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛdɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Bedclothes.
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    • There is now a selection of bedding such as duvet covers, sheet, pillow cases etc. and well as curtains.
    • Somewhere to sleep - a crib, cot or pram top, plus bedding.
    • Don't share towels and wash bedding and nightclothes frequently (every day if possible).
  • 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: summer bedding is usually associated with flowers rather than foliage
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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: [as modifier]: bedding planes
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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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