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bed
noun
1. (furniture)
a. la cama (F)
I always make the bed when I wake up.Siempre hago la cama cuando me levanto.
b. el lecho (M)
There are too many pillows on my bed.Hay demasiadas almohadas en mi lecho.
2. (container)
a. el macizo (M) (for plants)
There were flower beds all around the house.Había macizos de flores alrededor de toda la casa.
b. el arriate (M) (for plants)
You can grow your own vegetables in beds.Puedes plantar tus propias verduras en arriates.
c. el parterre (M) (for plants)
I planted tomatoes and roses in the same bed.Sembré tomates y rosas en el mismo parterre.
d. el vivero (M) (for oysters)
We're going to harvest oysters from beds.Vamos a coger ostras del vivero.
3. (culinary)
a. el lecho (M)
They served the shrimp on a bed of fresh greens.Sirvieron el camarón sobre un lecho de verduras frescas.
b. la base (F)
The cook put the steak on a bed of potatoes.El cocinero puso el filete sobre una base de papas.
4. (bottom)
a. el fondo (M)
We found a starfish on the sea bed.Encontramos una estrella de mar en el fondo marino.
b. el cauce (M)
The lake bed was covered with seaweeds.El cauce del lago estaba cubierto de algas.
c. el lecho (M)
The river bed dries up in the summer.El lecho del río se seca en verano.
5. (layer)
a. la capa (F)
The bricks are laid on a bed of concrete.Los ladrillos se han puesto sobre una capa de concreto.
6. (geology)
a. el estrato (M)
The different rock beds correspond to different conditions in the sea.Los diferentes estratos de piedra corresponden a diferentes condiciones en el mar.
7. (architecture)
a. la base (F)
We're going to pour a bed of gravel to make the foundations of our house.Vamos a echar una base de gravilla para hacer los cimientos de nuestra casa.
transitive verb
8. (to have sex)
a. llevarse a la cama
The king could bed as many ladies as he wanted.El rey podía llevarse a la cama a tantas damas como quisiera.
b. acostarse con
He bedded his wife for the first time during their honeymoon.Se acostó con su mujer por primera vez durante su luna de miel.
9. (gardening)
a. trasplantar
When the plant has sprouted, bed it to a larger container.Cuando la planta haya brotado, trasplántala a un recipiente más grande.
bed
[bed]
noun
1. cama (f) (for sleeping)
  • to be in bed estar en la cama
  • to go to bed irse a la cama, ir a acostarse
  • to put a child to bed acostar a un niño
  • to go to bed with somebody irse a la cama con alguien
  • to have got out of bed on the wrong side (familiar) haberse levantado con el pie izquierdo
  • bed and breakfast = hostal familiar en el que el desayuno está incluido en el precio de la habitación; (hotel) habitación (f) y desayuno (service)
  • bed linen ropa (f) de cama
2. lecho (m) cauce (m) (of river)
3. macizo (m) (of flowers)
4. estrato (m) (feología)
5. base (f) lecho (m) (of rice, lettuce)
verbo transitivo (pt & pp bedded)
6. acostarse con (Old-fashioned)
bed [bed]
noun
1 (furniture) cama (f)
I was in bed estaba en la cama; could you give me a bed for the night? ¿me puede hospedar or alojar esta noche?
to get into bed meterse en la cama
to get sb into bed (have sex) llevarse a algn a la cama
He was angry because he said it had taken him a month to get her into bed
to get into bed with sb (agree to work together) aliarse con algn
The BBC might have been criticised for getting into bed with Sky TV last summer, but it's easy to see why they did
to go to bed acostarse
to go to bed with sb acostarse con algn
to make the bed hacer la cama
to put a child to bed acostar a un niño
to put a paper to bed terminar la redacción de un número
to stay in bed (because ill) guardar cama; (because lazy) quedarse en la cama
to take to one's bed irse a la cama
to get out of bed (on) the wrong side (Britain)
get up (on) the wrong side of the bed (US)
levantarse con el pie izquierdo
you've made your bed, now you must lie in or on it quien mala cama hace en ella se yace
2 [of animal] lecho (m)
3 [of river] cauce (m); lecho (m); [of sea] fondo (m)
4 (flower bed) arriate (m); parterre (m)
...beds of strawberries and rhubarb
(vegetable bed) arriate (m); (oyster bed) banco (m); vivero (m)
his life's no bed of roses su vida no es un lecho de rosas
5 (layer) [of coal, ore] estrato (m); capa (f); (in road-building) capa (f); (Archit) (Téc) base (f)
served on a bed of lettuce/rice servido sobre una base de lechuga/arroz
Heat the curry thoroughly and serve it on a bed of rice
transitive verb
1 (Archit) etc fijar; engastar
2 [+woman] llevar a la cama; acostarse con
modifier
bed and board (n) comida (f) y cama; pensión (f) completa
bed and breakfast (n) pensión (f) (con desayuno)
Se llama Bed and Breakfast a una casa particular de hospedaje tanto en el campo como en la ciudad, que ofrece cama y desayuno a tarifas inferiores a las de un hotel. El servicio se suele anunciar con carteles colocados en las ventanas del establecimiento, en el jardín o en la carretera y en ellos aparece a menudo únicamente el símbolo B&B.
bed bath (n) (Med)
they gave her a bed bath la lavaron en la cama
bed jacket (n) mañanita (f)
bed linen (n) ropa (f) de cama
bed of nails (n) cama (f) de clavos
bed rest (n) reposo (m) en cama
In the vast majority of cases, slipped discs are treated by bed rest, physiotherapy and painkillers Sufferers generally need more painkillers and are more likely to need bed rest in the early stages
bed settee (n) sofá-cama (m)
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