filter bed

fil·ter bed
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-ter bed]
    • /ˈfɪl tər bɛd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-ter bed]
    • /ˈfɪl tər bɛd/

Definitions of filter bed words

  • noun filter bed a pond or tank having a false bottom covered with sand and serving to filter river or pond waters. 1
  • noun filter bed a layer of sand or gravel in a tank or reservoir through which a liquid is passed so as to purify it 0
  • noun filter bed any layer of material through which a liquid is passed so as to filter it 0
  • noun filter bed a tank, covered trench, etc. with a sand or gravel bottom, used to filter water, sewage, etc. 0

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Origin of filter bed

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

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Parts of speech for Filter bed


filter bed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

filter bed usage trend in Literature

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