What does couch mean?

Definitions for couch
kaʊtʃcouch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word couch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sofa, couch, loungenoun

    an upholstered seat for more than one person

  2. couchnoun

    a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer

  3. couchverb

    a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment

  4. frame, redact, cast, put, couchverb

    formulate in a particular style or language

    "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Couchverb

    to lay upon a bed or other resting place

  2. Couchverb

    to arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun

  3. Couchverb

    to lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed

  4. Couchverb

    to transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying

  5. Couchverb

    to conceal; to include or involve darkly

  6. Couchverb

    to arrange; to place; to inlay

  7. Couchverb

    to put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under

  8. Couchverb

    to treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract

  9. Couchverb

    to lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie

  10. Couchverb

    to lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly

  11. Couchverb

    to bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch

  12. Couchverb

    a bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge

  13. Couchverb

    any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc

  14. Couchverb

    a mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt

  15. Couchverb

    a preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc

  16. Etymology: [F. coucher to lay down, lie down, OF. colchier, fr. L. collocare to lay, put, place; col- + locare to place, fr. locus place. See Locus.]

Freebase

  1. Couch

    A couch or sofa is a piece of furniture for seating two or more persons in the form of a bench, with or without armrests, that is partly or wholly upholstered, and often fitted with springs and tailored cushions. Although a couch is used primarily for seating, it may be used for reclining. In homes, couches are normally found in the family room, living room, den, sitting room or the lounge. They are also found in hotels, lobbies of commercial offices, waiting rooms, furniture stores, etc. The term 'couch' is used in North America, Australia, New Zealand, whilst the term 'sofa' is generally used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The word originated in Middle English from the Old French noun couche, which derived from the verb meaning 'to lie down'. It originally denoted an item of furniture for lying or sleeping on, somewhat like a chaise longue, but now refers to sofas in general. Other terms synonymous with the above definition of couch are sofa, settee, chesterfield, divan, davenport, and canapé. The word sofa is from Turkish derived from the Arabic word suffa for 'carpet' or 'divan', originating in the Aramaic word sippa for 'mat'. The word settee comes from the Old English word, 'setl', which was used to describe long benches with high backs and arms, but is now generally used to describe upholstered seating.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Couch

    kowch, v.t. to lay down on a bed, &c.: to lower: to level: to arrange in language, to express: to depress or remove a cataract in the eye.—v.i. to lie down for the purpose of sleep, concealment, &c.: to bend or stoop in reverence.—n. any place for rest or sleep: a bed: the lair of a wild beast.—adj. Couch′ant, couching or lying down: (her.) of a beast lying down with his head up.—ns. Couch′-fell′ow, Couch′-mate, a bed-fellow; Couching.—Couch a spear, to fix it in its rest at the side of the armour. [Fr. coucher, to lie down—L. collocāre, to place—com, together, locus, a place.]

  2. Couch

    kowch, Couch-grass, kowch′-gras, n. a grass of the same genus with wheat, but a widespread and troublesome weed. [A variant of Quitch.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. couch

    A sort of chamber or apartment in a large ship of war, just before the great cabin. The floor of it is formed by the aftmost part of the quarter-deck, and the roof of it by the poop: it is generally the habitation of the flag-captain.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of couch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of couch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of couch in a Sentence

  1. Leo Buscaglia:

    No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.

  2. Robby Hayes:

    Im not sitting there with a camera aimed down and trying to get the angles, like, we got caught on the security camera, basically. It was a puppy camera in her friends living room, the couch we crashed on. No consent from either end, which kind of debunks [the sex tape claim].

  3. Signs:

    Merrill One time, I was at this party... and I was sitting on the couch with Amanda McKinney. She was just sitting there, looking beautiful. So, I lean in to kiss her, and I realize I have gum in my mouth. So, I turn to spit it out and put it in a paper cup. I turn back, and Amanda McKinney throws up all over herself. I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.

  4. Casey Kirsch:

    I sat in the corner of my couch and I sobbed all night, we were both so distraught and neither of us were strong enough to lean on each other.

  5. Megan Fox:

    I'm in the house that we're staying in for right now, this is the living room area and they all fell asleep on the couch last night watching a movie.

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