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sofa

[soh-fuh] /ˈsoʊ fə/
noun
1.
a long, upholstered couch with a back and two arms or raised ends.
Origin of sofa
1615-1625
1615-25; < Turkish < Arabic ṣuffah platform used as a seat
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  • He led her to a sofa on one side of the hall and took a seat beside her.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • She should have liked that Miss Margaret should have had a sofa to lie down on when she pleased.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • The central couch or sofa (lectus medius) was the first place.

  • He found her reclining upon the sofa, with a book in her hand.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • He wanted to sleep on the sofa down-stairs, but I wouldnt let him.

    The Wayfarers Mary Stewart Cutting
British Dictionary definitions for sofa

sofa

/ˈsəʊfə/
noun
1.
an upholstered seat with back and arms for two or more people
Word Origin
C17 (in the sense: dais upholstered as a seat): from Arabic suffah
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Word Origin and History for sofa
n.

1620s, "raised section of a floor, covered with carpets and cushions," from Turkish sofa, from Arabic suffah "bench of stone or wood; a couch." Meaning "long stuffed seat for reclining" is recorded from 1717.

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