verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of couch
Related Words for couchlounge, chair, bed, utter, settee, divan, ottoman, davenport, daybed, chesterfield, put, phrase, frame, word, formulate
Examples from the Web for couch
Contemporary Examples of couch
I watch every episode alone on my couch and I just sit there and laugh, and laugh.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
With the first set I did, the colors of the couch determined that the rest of it would be blue and yellow and white.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
Most people know the Universal Life Church as a quick and easy place to get ordained without leaving your couch.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 15-21, 2014
December 21, 2014
I need my best friend to sit on the couch and watch TV with me; I need Wonder Woman to save the world.Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of couch
Afterward, I looked downward, and saw my dead body lying on a couch.
Pericles went to seek his son, and found him reclining on the couch where he had left him.
They laid Paralus upon a couch, with the belief that he slept to wake no more.
She arose, gently placed his arm on the couch, and looked upon his face.
Aspasia sank on the couch, and bowed her head upon her hands.
- a board on which sheets of handmade paper are dried by pressing
- a felt blanket onto which sheets of partly dried paper are transferred for further drying
- a roll on a papermaking machine from which the wet web of paper on the wire is transferred to the next section
Word Origin for couch
c.1300, "to overlay with gold, inlay," from Old French couchier "to lay down, place; go to bed, put to bed," from Latin collocare "to lay, place, station, arrange," from com- "together" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Meaning "to put into words" is from 1520s. Related: Couched; couching. Heraldic couchant ("lying down with the head up") is late 15c., from the French present participle.
mid-14c., from Old French couche (12c.) "a bed, lair," from coucher "to lie down," from Latin collocare (see couch (v.)). Traditionally, a couch has the head end only raised, and only half a back; a sofa has both ends raised and a full back; a settee is like a sofa but may be without arms; an ottoman has neither back nor arms, nor has a divan, the distinctive feature of which is that it goes against a wall. Couch potato first recorded 1979.