Definition of bedding in English:

bedding

noun

  • 1Bedclothes.

    • ‘My dad's sister is sending up some towels and bedding at some point.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We could relax, sit back, and indeed, with all that bedding, it was tempting to lie down, particularly as there was space aplenty.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Somewhere to sleep - a crib, cot or pram top, plus bedding.’
    • ‘Got his bedding ready and hunkered down to sleep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is now a selection of bedding such as duvet covers, sheet, pillow cases etc. and well as curtains.’
    • ‘This is a man who travels with his own pillow because he dislikes unfamiliar bedding.’
    • ‘But I was surprised by the immaculate white bedding.’
    • ‘Don't share towels and wash bedding and nightclothes frequently (every day if possible).’
    • ‘I slipped into my spot beside him, on different bedding of course.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then you can remake the bed with the other bedding and it is ready for use.’
    • ‘My lower body was surrounded in thick, warm layers of bedding fashioned in sumptuous fabrics.’
    • ‘Silk and satin bedding covered the two inviting beds at the far end of the room.’
    • ‘Even though most bedding is designed as coordinated sets, you can still add personality to a bed.’
    • ‘But there was this older guard who moved his bedding and slept right outside my cell door.’
    sheets, bed linen, linen, bedcovers, covers, blankets
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    1. 1.1 Straw or similar material for animals to sleep on.
      • ‘When shredded, the paper makes a clean, dry and hygienic form of animal bedding.’
      • ‘Larry also supplies Jerry with hay and straw for bedding and feed.’
      • ‘Some horse owners prefer dirt floors with bluestone or clay for drainage and traditional straw or sawdust bedding.’
      • ‘The shredded paper will go to a farmer to use as animal bedding.’
      • ‘She had paid for the tiny creature, the cage, the bedding, the hermit hut, and the food.’
      • ‘Cardboard collected from local companies is shredded and used for animal bedding on the farm and turned into compost.’
      • ‘It can be gathered and sold for animal feed or bedding, but those markets are often unprofitable for growers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Thousands of tons of bedding are used at animal shows, racetracks, fairs, stables, kennels, zoos, pet stores, and dairies all across the country.’
      • ‘The most common bedding materials are shavings and straw as they are readily available and can be purchased across the country.’
      • ‘Change their bedding often, and keep their feeder and waterer clean and filled.’
      • ‘The cereal straw (high in the mineral nutrient potassium) provides animal bedding.’
      • ‘He brought in 160 new piglets and let them run loose in the bedding.’
      • ‘Every stall was fourteen foot by fourteen foot, had a water bucket and feed bucket, and an abundant amount of straw bedding.’
      • ‘Clean out any soiled bedding when you see it and add fresh material to keep the bottom of the nest box well padded.’
      • ‘Conversely, the inexperienced infants nuzzled the bedding or briefly rifted their heads and then resumed steeping face down.’
      • ‘Chizome adjusted the bedding around the squirmy kitten.’
      • ‘I cleaned out and disinfected their compartment, and put in fresh bedding and put back some of their previous twigs and straw nesting materials.’
      • ‘At the moment newspapers are being collected to be made into animal bedding.’
      • ‘Each box of mice I look after has bedding, cardboard tubes and wood chews.’
      animal bedding, straw, floor covering
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  • 2A base or bottom layer:

    [as modifier] ‘a bedding course of sand’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A trigger job and a little glass bedding would probably work a miraculous transformation to an already dandy rifle.’
    • ‘In consequence, the tiling could not be nailed at every course and relied solely on the mortar bedding to the outer leaf of brickwork.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Naturally, the flow destroyed the layers of horizontal bedding.’
  • 3A display of bedding plants:

    ‘summer bedding is usually associated with flowers rather than foliage’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The administration building is the central point for sightseeing reached by entering the main gate beyond the reception gardens filled with bedding annuals.’
    • ‘Baskets and containers will be hanging on to the last flowers of the summer bedding, but are likely to be looking past their best.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Try bulbs, wallflowers and pansies in spring, summer bedding for the hotter months, autumn and winter interest from chrysanthemums and foliage plants.’
    • ‘After clearing out summer bedding, these can be planted up for a winter display.’
    • ‘The front garden is bound by a timber fence and planted with bedding areas, gently maturing trees and shrubs.’
    • ‘Any gaps in the flower beds can be filled with summer bedding, much of which is being sold off cheap at the moment.’
    • ‘The first task should be clearing away summer bedding and cutting back herbaceous plants that are past their best.’
    • ‘If there are no late frosts forecast, plant out summer bedding and put out hanging baskets from this week onwards.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All may be started from bulbs, or many may be purchased as bedding or container plants at garden centers.’
    • ‘The other two trials tested peat-frees for growing on young plants and for summer bedding.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Items like flowers and summer bedding were good value.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Plant out summer bedding if there are no frosts forecast.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Clear out pots of summer bedding as plants fade and run to seed.’
  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A primary depositional feature of many layered rocks is stratification, or bedding.’
    • ‘In the picture, a large, cylindrical structure cuts vertically across the bedding of the sedimentary rock.’
    • ‘However, excavations showed no obvious bedding.’

Pronunciation:

bedding

/ˈbɛdɪŋ/