Definition of bedding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛdɪŋ/


[mass noun]
Example sentences
  • 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.
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
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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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