noun Etymology: Middle English bedstede, from bed + stede stead, place — more at stead Date: 15th century the framework of a bed

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  • Bedstead — Bed stead, n. [Bed + stead a frame.] A framework for supporting a bed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedstead — c.1400, from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + STEAD (Cf. stead); strictly the place occupied by a bed, but usually raised stand on which a bed sits …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedstead — ► NOUN ▪ the framework of a bed …   English terms dictionary

  • bedstead — [bed′sted΄] n. a framework for supporting the bedspring and mattress of a bed …   English World dictionary

  • bedstead — [[t]be̱dsted[/t]] bedsteads N COUNT A bedstead is the metal or wooden frame of an old fashioned bed. old iron bedstead …   English dictionary

  • bedstead — UK [ˈbedˌsted] / US noun [countable] Word forms bedstead : singular bedstead plural bedsteads the wooden or metal frame of a bed …   English dictionary

  • bedstead — bed|stead [ˈbedsted] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: bedstead place where a bed stands (15 17 centuries), from bed + stead place ( STEAD)] the wooden or metal frame of a bed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bedstead — /bed sted , stid/, n. the framework of a bed supporting the springs and a mattress. [1400 50; late ME bedstede. See BED, STEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedstead — noun The framework that supports a bed …   Wiktionary

  • Bedstead —    Used in Deut. 3:11, but elsewhere rendered couch, bed. In 2 Kings 1:4; 16:2; Ps. 132:3; Amos 3:12, the divan is meant by this word …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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