verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- cotyloid joint,
- couch grass,
- couch potato,
- couch roll,
Origin of couch
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Most people know the Universal Life Church as a quick and easy place to get ordained without leaving your couch.
I need my best friend to sit on the couch and watch TV with me; I need Wonder Woman to save the world.
Instead, the Republicans should tie their push for infrastructure to getting folks off the couch and back to work.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Ginsburg turned on the couch so that his face was close to the wall, and his voice half lost in the curve of his arm.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst
His fingers, moving slowly, explored the limits of the couch whereon he lay.Elusive Isabel|Jacques Futrelle
Now if you don't mind,' says he, 'I'll lie down on that couch and doze off for about nine minutes before Mr. Tucker comes.The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
The Girl was placed on a couch and made comfortable and then the Harvester looked around.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
They've put Mrs. Pell's body on the couch, but, except for that, nothing's been touched.The Diamond Pin|Carolyn Wells
- 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.