Hyphenation for “bed”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “bed”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "bed" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “bed” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „bed“ ⟶ „bed“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "bed"

bed >> /bɛd/

Definition: [verb] Settle down to sleep or rest for the night in an improvised place.
Example: he usually bedded down on newspapers in the church porch

Synonyms of "bed"

go to bed | retire | call it a day |

Definition: [verb] Transfer (a plant) from a pot or seed tray to a garden plot.
Example: I bedded out these houseplants

Synonyms of "bed"

plant | plant out | set in beds | set in soil | put in the ground | set out | transplant |

Definition: [verb] Fix firmly; embed.
Example: the posts should be firmly bedded in concrete

Synonyms of "bed"

embed | set | fix into | insert | inlay | implant | bury | base | plant | settle |

Definition: [noun] A piece of furniture for sleep or rest, typically a framework with a mattress and coverings.
Example: a large double bed

Synonyms of "bed"

couch | berth | billet |

Definition: [noun] The bottom of the sea or a lake or river.
Example: the gravelly bed of the stream

Synonyms of "bed"

bottom | floor | ground | depths |

Definition: [noun] An area of ground, typically in a garden, where flowers and plants are grown.
Example: a bed of tulips

Synonyms of "bed"

patch | plot | area | lot | space | border | strip | row |

Definition: [noun] A stratum or layer of rock.
Example: a bed of clay

Synonyms of "bed"

layer | vein | seam | lode | bed |

Definition: [noun] A layer of food on which other foods are served.
Example: the salad is served on a bed of raw spinach

Definition: [noun] A flat base or foundation on which something rests or is supported.

Synonyms of "bed"

base | basis | foundation | support | prop | stay | bottom | core | substructure | substratum |

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