browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
hotbed

more about hotbed

hotbed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hotbed  \Hot"bed`\,  n. 
  1.  (Gardening)  A  bed  of  earth  heated  by  fermenting  manure  or 
  other  substances,  and  covered  with  glass,  intended  for 
  raising  early  plants,  or  for  nourishing  exotics. 
 
  2.  A  place  which  favors  rapid  growth  or  development;  as  a 
  hotbed  of  sedition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hotbed 
  n  1:  a  situation  that  is  ideal  for  rapid  development  (especially 
  of  something  bad);  "it  was  a  hotbed  of  vice" 
  2:  a  bed  of  earth  covered  with  glass  and  heated  by  rotting 
  manure  to  promote  the  growth  of  plants 




more about hotbed