What does bedstead mean?

bedstead meaning in General Dictionary

A framework for supporting a bed

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  • the framework of a bed
  • A framework for promoting a bed.

bedstead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from bed (n.) + stead; purely "the place occupied by a bed," but generally "raised stand-on which a bed sits."


bedstead meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A framework for encouraging a bed.


Sentence Examples with the word bedstead

The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.

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