Bed vs Kip - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bed and kip
is that bed
is a piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, to sleep on while kip
is the untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat or kip
can be (informal|chiefly uk) a place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed or kip
can be a unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (444822 kilonewtons or 444822 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound or kip
can be the unit of currency in laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation lak or kip
can be (gymnastics) a basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position in its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
As verbs the difference between bed and kip
is that bed
is to go to a sleeping bed while kip
is (informal|chiefly uk) to sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, for resting or sleeping on.
# A prepared spot to spend the night in.
# (lb) One's place of sleep or rest.
# Sleep; rest; getting to sleep.
# The time for going to sleep or resting in bed; bedtime.
# (lb) Time spent in a bed.
# (lb) Marriage.
# Sexual activity.
- George, the eldest son of his second bed .
A place, or flat surface or layer, on which something else rests or is laid.
# The bottom of a lake or other body of water.
# An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, or other sessile shellfish is found.
# A garden plot.
# A foundation or supporting surface formed of a fluid.
- Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
# The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
# The platform of a truck, trailer, railcar, or other vehicle that supports the load to be hauled.
# A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship’s floor; a pallet.
# The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
# A piece of music, normally instrumental, over which a radio DJ talks.
# (lb) Any of the sections of a dartboard with a point value, delimited by a wire.
(lb) A layer or surface.
# A deposit of ore, coal, etc.
# (lb) the smallest division of a geologic formation or stratigraphic rock series marked by well-defined divisional planes (bedding planes) separating it from layers above and below.
# (lb) The horizontal surface of a building stone.
# (lb) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
# (lb) A course of stone or brick in a wall.
Sense 1. To prepare a bed is usually to "make" the bed , or (qualifier) to "spread" the bed, the verb spread probably having been developed from bedspread.
Like many nouns denoting places where people spend time, (term) requires no article after certain prepositions: hence , and so on. The forms (term), etc. do exist, but tend to imply mere presence in the bed, without it being for the purpose of sleep.
* air bed/airbed
* alveolar bed
* apple-pie bed
* bed and breakfast
* bed blocker
* bed check
* bed cover
* bed ground
* bed hair
* bed head
* bed jacket
* bed linen
* bed load
* bed of justice
* bed of pelts
* bed of roses
* bed push
* bed sheet, bedsheet
* bed-sitter, bedsitter
* bed tea
* bed trick
* breakfast in bed
* bunk bed
* camp bed
* canopy bed
* capillary bed
* coal bed
* creek bed
* day bed
* death bed/deathbed
* divan bed
* double bed
* feather bed/featherbed
* filter bed
* flower bed, flowerbed
* four-poster bed
* French bed
* gatch bed
* get up on the wrong side of the bed
* go to bed
* go to bed with
* Hollywood bed
* hospital bed
* hot bed/hotbed
* in bed
* key bed
* make one's bed and lie in it
* make the bed
* marker bed
* Murphy bed
* nail bed/nailbed
* orthopedic bed
* out of bed
* oyster bed
* pencil-post bed
* pig bed
* pissy bed
* plank bed
* platform bed (see platform)
* procrustean bed
* put to bed
* red under the bed
* river bed
* roller bed
* sea bed
* shit the bed
* single bed
* sleigh bed
* sofa bed/sofa-bed
* take to one's bed
* tanning bed
* test bed
* truckle bed
* trundle bed
* twin bed
* wake up on the wrong side of the bed
* water bed, waterbed
* wet the bed
* you make the bed you lie in
Senses relating to a bed as a place for resting or sleeping.
# To go to a bed. (rfex)
# To place in a bed.
# To put oneself to sleep. (rfex)
# To furnish with a bed or bedding.
# (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
Senses relating to a bed as a place or layer on which something else rests or is laid.
# To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or enclosed; to embed.
- (Francis Bacon)
# To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
# To set out (plants) in a garden bed.
# To dress or prepare the surface of (stone) so it can serve as a bed.
# To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
- Among all chains or clusters of mountains where large bodies of still water are bedded .
# To settle, as machinery.
- bedded hair
* bed down
1325–75, (etyl) kipp, from (etyl) kip, from (etyl)
* kipp, kippe, kyppe
The untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
A bundle or set of such hides.
(obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
The leather made from such hide; kip leather .
1760–70, probably related to (etyl) . From the same distant Germanic root as (cove).
(informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
(informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
(informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.
(informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.
- I’m just going for my afternoon kip .
(informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
- Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
* crash (US)
1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from (kilo) + (pound).
A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
(rare, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
1950–55, from (etyl) .
The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation LAK.
Unknown. Some senses maybe related to (etyl) .
(gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
(Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
* 1951 , , 1952,
* 2003 , Gilbert Buchanan, Malco Polia - Traveller, Warrior ,
- Again Turk placed the pennies on the kip'. He took his time, deliberate over the small action, held the ' kip for a long breathless moment, then jerked his wrist and the pennies were in the air.
* 2010 , Colin McLaren, Sunflower: A Tale of Love, War and Intrigue ,
- Money was laid on the floor for bets on the heads'' or ''tails'' finish of two pennies tossed high into the air from a small wooden ''kip .
A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
- Jack discarded a length of wood, two twists of wire, his two-up kip and a spanner.