couch


couch
noun
ADJECTIVE
comfortable, comfy (informal), plush (esp. AmE), soft (esp. AmE)
leather, velvet
overstuffed (esp. AmE)

She settled down to read on the huge, overstuffed couch.

worn

The room contained an old worn couch.

living-room (AmE)

He was sprawled on the living-room couch watching TV.

pull-out (AmE)

You can sleep on the pull-out couch.

psychiatrist's

She spends several hours a week on the psychiatrist's couch.

VERB + COUCH
lie (down) on, recline on, sink back on, sink into, sit (down) on, sprawl on, stretch (out) on

They sat down on the wide couch.

get up from, rise from, slide off, swing your legs off, swing yourself off
COUCH + NOUN
cushion (esp. AmE), pillow (AmE)
potato (= sb who spends all their time sitting on a couch)

He's turned into a real couch potato since he subscribed to the sports channel.

PREPOSITION
on a/the couch

He slept on the couch.


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  • Couch — (kouch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Couched} (koucht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Couching}.] [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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Couch — Couch, v. i. 1. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie. [1913 Webster] Where souls do couch on flowers, we ll hand in hand. Shak. [1913 Webster] If I court moe women, you ll couch with moe men. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Couch — Couch, n. [F. couche, OF. colche, culche, fr. colchier. See {Couch}, v. t. ] 1. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge. [1913 Webster] Gentle sleep . . . why liest thou with the vile In loathsome beds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Couch — Sf Sofa std. reg. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. Couch, dieses aus afrz. couche Lager , einer Ableitung von afrz. coucher niederlegen , aus l. collocāre aufstellen, legen, setzen , aus l. locāre stellen, legen und l. con . Neuerdings… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • couch — couch·an·cy; couch·ant; couch·er; couch; …   English syllables

  • couch — meaning ‘an upholstered piece of furniture’ differs from a sofa in having only one raised end and in being designed for lying on as well as sitting on. It also has special (and often evocative) uses as in psychiatrist s couch, on which the… …   Modern English usage

  • couch — [kouch] n. [ME & OFr couche, a bed, lair: see COUCH the vt.] 1. an article of furniture on which one may sit or lie down; sofa; divan 2. any resting place 3. Old Poet. a place for sleeping; bed 4. Obs. an animal s lair or den 5. Brewi …   English World dictionary

  • Couch'e — Cou ch[ e] (k?? sh? ), a. [F., p. p. of coucher. See {Couch}, v. t. ] (Her.) (a) Not erect; inclined; said of anything that is usually erect, as an escutcheon. (b) Lying on its side; thus, a chevron couch[ e] is one which emerges from one side of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • couch — kau̇ch vt to treat (a cataract or a person who has a cataract) by displacing the lens of the eye into the vitreous body couch n an article of furniture used (as by a patient undergoing psychoanalysis) for sitting or reclining on the couch… …   Medical dictionary

  • couch|y — «KOW chee», adjective. 1. full of or infested with couch grass. 2. of the nature of or resembling couch grass …   Useful english dictionary


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