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American English: /bɛd/
British English: /bɛd/


  • 1 1.1 (for sleeping) to make the bed
    hacer la cama
    tender la cama (Latin America)
    to get into bed
    meterse en la cama
    to get out of bed
    I was surprised to find her out of bed
    me sorprendió encontrarla levantada
    to go to bed
    I was in bed by ten o'clock
    a las diez ya estaba acostado or en la cama
    he's in bed with measles
    está en cama con sarampión
    he was in bed till midday
    se quedó en la cama or no se levantó hasta el mediodía
    time for bed!
    ¡ya es hora de acostarse or irse a la cama!
    you look ready for bed
    tienes cara de sueño
    to take to one's bed [formal]
    caer en cama
    we put the children to bed early
    acostamos a los niños temprano
    to go to bed with somebody [euphemistic]
    acostarse con alguien [euphemistic]
    to get somebody into bed
    llevarse a alguien a la cama
    llevarse a alguien al flex (Spain) [colloquial]
    to be good in bed
    ser bueno en la cama
    a bed of nails or thorns [literary]
    un calvario
    a bed of roses
    un lecho de rosas
    to get out of bed (on) the wrong side (British)
    levantarse con el pie izquierdo
    to get up on the wrong side of the bed (US)
    levantarse con el pie izquierdo
    you've made your bed and now you must lie in it
    con tu pan te lo comas
    early to bed and early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise)
    a quien madruga, Dios lo ayuda
    (before noun) bed jacket
    Example sentences
    • Many of these fires happen when someone falls asleep in bed or on upholstered furniture such as a sofa while smoking.
    • If your pain is severe, your doctor may suggest that you rest in bed for a day or two.
    • The bed was the largest piece of furniture in the room and stood against the south wall, opposite the door.
    1.2 (in hotel, hospital)
    Example sentences
    • Nurses working for the Auckland Mental Health Service are refusing to admit patients unless hospitals have beds and staff available.
    • He said he recognised that acute hospitals had beds occupied by patients who could be discharged if appropriate facilities were available.
    • ‘The targets have meant hospitals pushing patients through beds even when they should be closed for cleaning to get rid of infection,’ he said.
    1.3 (bedroom)
    Example sentences
    • Prices start at £370,000 for two-bed apartments, with three-beds starting at £440,000.
    • A two-bed in the same area in 1995 would cost about £550 whereas today they cost around £900 per month.
    • A five-bed bungalow is currently being built on a half acre plot.
  • 2 2.1 (for plants)
    Example sentences
    • As soon as the ground can be worked, dig or till compost or other organic matter into the soil to prepare flower and vegetable beds for spring planting.
    • The best camellias are usually grown in beds or in areas where the soil and surroundings offer a friendly home for them.
    • Therefore, roses are generally most successful if grown in beds away from large plants.
    2.2 (of oysters)
    Example sentences
    • After the island came a long beach stroll; oystercatchers plundered the mussel beds and crows feasted on small crabs.
    • The island has an untouched oyster bed while the general area has mussel and cockle beds.
    • Oyster beds can really get messed up by a big storm coming through.
  • 4 4.1 (base, support) on a bed of rice
    sobre arroz
    4.2 (stratum)
    Example sentences
    • Within the Wessex Formation there are two beds of potential stratigraphic significance.
    • The vivianite occurs in dark brown and dark gray beds of glacial silt and clay.
    • Offset by the blue of sky, the massive beds of rock stand out in surprising colours.
    4.3 (Printing) to put a newspaper to bed
    finalizar la preparación de una edición de un periódico
  • 5 (of truck) (US)
    Example sentences
    • In one, he's standing beside the open bed of a pickup truck on which lies a giant, dead buck.
    • Teenagers sat in the beds of pickup trucks with their hands covering their open mouths.
    • We see them in sports bars, dark lounges, or spilling from the beds of pick-up trucks.

transitive verb present participle bedding past tense, past participle bedded

  • 1 1.1 (embed) (often passive) 1.2

    bed (out)

    trasplantar a la intemperie
    Example sentences
    • I have bedded my tomato plants in the greenhouse and some more in the veg patch, whilst the wife has potted her crab apple tree in the planter.
    • I dealt with it by spending the day in the garden, potting and bedding-in a batch of new flowers.
    • Some fifteen boxes of daylilies and irises were sent over last weekend, and they will need to be bedded soon.
  • 2 (have sex with) [dated]
    llevarse a la cama
    llevarse al flex (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • She wooed her by writing her a fabulous part in the nursing academy's Christmas play, and bedded her in the dormitory soon after.
    • Rock musicians spend all their time bedding models and ingesting narcotics.
    • You don't deserve a man who's killed other men and bedded other women.

Phrasal verbs

bed down

1verb + adverb
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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There are 2 entries that translate bed into Spanish:

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American English: /biˈɛd/
British English: /biːˈɛd/


  • (in UK)
    Bachelor of Education
    Example sentences
    • Rose of Tralee Orla O'Shea swapped her tiara for a mortarboard yesterday when she graduated from Mary Immaculate teacher training college in Limerick.Orla, who was conferred with a BEd, teaches in a girls' school in Swords, Co Dublin.
    • He is studying for a BEd in English Literature and works as a freelance journalist.
    • He did his BEd. and MA in Economics from AMU and topped the list of successful candidates in MA for which he was awarded University Medal.
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