What does couch mean?

Definitions for couch
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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

    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.]

  2. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  3. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  4. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  5. Couchverb

    to conceal; to include or involve darkly

    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.]

  6. Couchverb

    to arrange; to place; to inlay

    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.]

  7. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  8. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  9. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  10. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  11. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  12. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  13. Couchverb

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  15. Couchverb

    a preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc

    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. The Bachelor:

    I was told to stay on that couch, i tried to leave, and then production was like,' You need to go back inside. Becca Kufrin's finally calming down. I feel like you owe it to Becca Kufrin to have this conversation.' So then I went back in the house.

  2. Joan Tarshis Tarshis:

    The next thing I remember was coming to on Janice Dickinson Cosby couch while being undressed, i was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one.

  3. Benjamin W. Decker:

    Set yourself up for success by preparing a sacred space to set the tone for your practice, and it's helpful to establish some level of consistency. For some, that means taking time during their commute to meditate and journal. For others, that means sitting on the back porch early in the morning or meditating for a few minutes on the couch. Still others will have a sacred corner with an altar, including an image of Christ, a few candles, and a place to store your journal.

  4. Harvey Weinstein:

    They were disgusted, completely turned off and embarrassed to even be sitting on a casting couch with a statue of somebody who was previously regarded as a god.

  5. Tiger King:

    I never thought it could get to this level, i guess in some ways because so many people are trapped on their couch( because of the pandemic) and this train wreck of an adventure into magical wildlife land has somehow just caught everybody's attention.

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