Definition of bedding in English:

bedding

noun

  • 1Bedclothes.

    • ‘They had to make a few trips up and down the stairs carrying bedding and stuff but finally they finished and slumped back on the huge cozy bed they had produced.’
    • ‘Even though most bedding is designed as coordinated sets, you can still add personality to a bed.’
    • ‘Got his bedding ready and hunkered down to sleep.’
    • ‘Silk and satin bedding covered the two inviting beds at the far end of the room.’
    • ‘I didn't realise until he'd been in bed and asleep for half an hour last night that my bedding was shut in his room where I'd tidied it away before Sal and Dan came around, so I had to use a thin cushion for a pillow and a travel rug instead of a duvet.’
    • ‘Very modern in appearance, these bedding choices make the modern bedroom's focal point the bed.’
    • ‘I slipped into my spot beside him, on different bedding of course.’
    • ‘Somewhere to sleep - a crib, cot or pram top, plus bedding.’
    • ‘This is a man who travels with his own pillow because he dislikes unfamiliar bedding.’
    • ‘But I was surprised by the immaculate white bedding.’
    • ‘Then you can remake the bed with the other bedding and it is ready for use.’
    • ‘Mrs White had been up-stairs changing bedding when the blaze broke out in the living room of the family's privately-rented house yesterday afternoon.’
    • ‘Fresh white bedding and a fabulous mattress promise a good night's sleep but the overall impression is clinical, and a couple of bold modern paintings fail to dispel it.’
    • ‘Don't share towels and wash bedding and nightclothes frequently (every day if possible).’
    • ‘My lower body was surrounded in thick, warm layers of bedding fashioned in sumptuous fabrics.’
    • ‘Although you could bring your own bedding, you can rent everything from bedside tables to air beds to sleeping bags, although they advise prebooking the extras.’
    • ‘But there was this older guard who moved his bedding and slept right outside my cell door.’
    • ‘My dad's sister is sending up some towels and bedding at some point.’
    • ‘We could relax, sit back, and indeed, with all that bedding, it was tempting to lie down, particularly as there was space aplenty.’
    • ‘There is now a selection of bedding such as duvet covers, sheet, pillow cases etc. and well as curtains.’
    sheets, bed linen, linen, bedcovers, covers, blankets
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    1. 1.1Straw or similar material for animals to sleep on.
      • ‘She had paid for the tiny creature, the cage, the bedding, the hermit hut, and the food.’
      • ‘Larry also supplies Jerry with hay and straw for bedding and feed.’
      • ‘The shredded paper will go to a farmer to use as animal bedding.’
      • ‘Chizome adjusted the bedding around the squirmy kitten.’
      • ‘Some horse owners prefer dirt floors with bluestone or clay for drainage and traditional straw or sawdust bedding.’
      • ‘The cereal straw (high in the mineral nutrient potassium) provides animal bedding.’
      • ‘Clean out any soiled bedding when you see it and add fresh material to keep the bottom of the nest box well padded.’
      • ‘Each box of mice I look after has bedding, cardboard tubes and wood chews.’
      • ‘I cleaned out and disinfected their compartment, and put in fresh bedding and put back some of their previous twigs and straw nesting materials.’
      • ‘Conversely, the inexperienced infants nuzzled the bedding or briefly rifted their heads and then resumed steeping face down.’
      • ‘Cardboard collected from local companies is shredded and used for animal bedding on the farm and turned into compost.’
      • ‘Every stall was fourteen foot by fourteen foot, had a water bucket and feed bucket, and an abundant amount of straw bedding.’
      • ‘He brought in 160 new piglets and let them run loose in the bedding.’
      • ‘It explains how to tell from the label whether an animal has been kept in a restricted environment and if it's been given suitable food and bedding materials.’
      • ‘Change their bedding often, and keep their feeder and waterer clean and filled.’
      • ‘When shredded, the paper makes a clean, dry and hygienic form of animal bedding.’
      • ‘At the moment newspapers are being collected to be made into animal bedding.’
      • ‘Thousands of tons of bedding are used at animal shows, racetracks, fairs, stables, kennels, zoos, pet stores, and dairies all across the country.’
      • ‘It can be gathered and sold for animal feed or bedding, but those markets are often unprofitable for growers.’
      • ‘The most common bedding materials are shavings and straw as they are readily available and can be purchased across the country.’
  • 2A base or bottom layer.

    [as modifier] ‘a bedding course of sand’
    • ‘Back in the old days when wood was all we had for stocks, glass bedding did wonders by providing a consistent place for the action to sit.’
    • ‘A trigger job and a little glass bedding would probably work a miraculous transformation to an already dandy rifle.’
    • ‘The large recoil lug is integral with the receiver, and the bottom of the receiver has a wide, flat bedding surface.’
    • ‘Glass bedding is not required and makes the whole job much easier.’
    • ‘It is used for the original surface, which is usually a bedding surface.’
    • ‘In consequence, the tiling could not be nailed at every course and relied solely on the mortar bedding to the outer leaf of brickwork.’
    • ‘Naturally, the flow destroyed the layers of horizontal bedding.’
  • 3A display of bedding plants.

    ‘summer bedding is usually associated with flowers rather than foliage’
    • ‘Items like flowers and summer bedding were good value.’
    • ‘Now is the time to sort out summer bedding while many lawns are now getting the short back and sides, as the summer growth begins to take off.’
    • ‘If there are no late frosts forecast, plant out summer bedding and put out hanging baskets from this week onwards.’
    • ‘The administration building is the central point for sightseeing reached by entering the main gate beyond the reception gardens filled with bedding annuals.’
    • ‘Three weeks or so ago, I partially emptied a large container we have by the front door to remove the last remains of summer bedding and then fill with primulas.’
    • ‘A layer of spring flowering bulbs will give another season of interest just before the plants are replaced once again with summer bedding next year.’
    • ‘The first task should be clearing away summer bedding and cutting back herbaceous plants that are past their best.’
    • ‘Try bulbs, wallflowers and pansies in spring, summer bedding for the hotter months, autumn and winter interest from chrysanthemums and foliage plants.’
    • ‘The other two trials tested peat-frees for growing on young plants and for summer bedding.’
    • ‘Plant out summer bedding if there are no frosts forecast.’
    • ‘Any gaps in the flower beds can be filled with summer bedding, much of which is being sold off cheap at the moment.’
    • ‘Perhaps the best known of the verbenas are the hybrida varieties used in bedding displays, containers, window boxes and hanging baskets and coming in a range of colours.’
    • ‘Clear out pots of summer bedding as plants fade and run to seed.’
    • ‘As usual there will be an array shrubs, heathers, roses and bedding.’
    • ‘If September stays mild, we will see why bedding such as lobelia, pelargonium and impatiens are so popular as they flower on until the first frosts.’
    • ‘The front garden is bound by a timber fence and planted with bedding areas, gently maturing trees and shrubs.’
    • ‘Baskets and containers will be hanging on to the last flowers of the summer bedding, but are likely to be looking past their best.’
    • ‘All may be started from bulbs, or many may be purchased as bedding or container plants at garden centers.’
    • ‘The big spring jobs, sowing, pricking out and planting out bedding and vegetables, pruning early flowering shrubs and getting the lawn into shape, are all finished.’
    • ‘After clearing out summer bedding, these can be planted up for a winter display.’
  • 4Geology
    The stratification or layering of rocks.

    [as modifier] ‘bedding planes’
    • ‘It is easy to imagine the shape of the seabed by looking at the bedding planes of rock in the nearby cliffs.’
    • ‘In the picture, a large, cylindrical structure cuts vertically across the bedding of the sedimentary rock.’
    • ‘A primary depositional feature of many layered rocks is stratification, or bedding.’
    • ‘This is a significant problem with the thin veneers if the stone was cut parallel to the bedding or the stone was placed vertically to the bedding, or on edge.’
    • ‘However, excavations showed no obvious bedding.’

Pronunciation:

bedding

/ˈbɛdɪŋ/