(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. couch, cot, resting place; base, foundation; garden. See support, agriculture, layer.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A place of rest]
Syn. couch, pallet, mattress, cot, bedstead, berth, chaise, bunk, roost, accommodations, lodging, flop*, hay*, sack*, rack*.
Beds include: single or double, davenport, cot, four-poster, canopy, trundle, twin, water, platform, fold-away, hammock, feather, double-deck, stretcher, folding, futon, bunk, litter, cradle, crib, bassinet, Murphy, Hollywood, king or king-size, queen or queen-size, hospital, gurney, circular, day.
2. [A foundation]
Syn. base, bottom, groundwork; see foundation 2 .
3. [A garden plot]
Syn. patch, strip, plot, border, garden, area, row, planting, hotbed, cold frame, seedbed, flower bed, raised bed, island bed; see also garden .
Syn. embed, fix, implant; see embed 1 , fasten 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. bunk mattress, *sack, cot, berth, hammock, pallet. ''The heaven upon earth to the weary head.''—Thomas Hood.
2. layer stratum, seam, deposit.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun The lowest or supporting part or structure: base1, basis, bottom, foot, footing, foundation, fundament, ground, groundwork, seat, substratum, underpinning (often used in plural). See OVER. II verb 1. To go to bed. Also used with down: retire. Informal: turn in. Slang: crash, flop. Idioms: call it a night, hit the hay (or sack). See AWARENESS. 2. To provide with often temporary lodging. Also used with down: accommodate, berth, bestow, billet, board, bunk1, domicile, harbor, house, lodge, put up, quarter, room. See PROTECTION. 3. To engage in sexual relations with: copulate, couple, have, mate, sleep with, take. Idioms: go to bed with, make love, make whoopee, roll in the hay. See SEX.

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