Definition of bedding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbediNG/


1Coverings for a bed, such as sheets and blankets.
Example sentences
  • 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;
bedcovers, bedspread, covers;
comforter, duvet
1.1Straw or similar material for animals to sleep on.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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