What does the word abed mean?

Usage examples for abed

  1. Try to picture this spot- this smooth, straight road as it might be on a dark, freezing night in the very thick of a screaming blizzard, with all the world abed save- two women. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. I asked myself, or some vision which had come to me in the night, and from which I should awake to find myself abed in my own little room at home in Brandon? – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  3. Before day broke she had slipped into her bed without arousing Mother Turner, and she did not get up that day, but lay ill abed. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox