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[ dey-bed ]
/ ˈdeɪˌbɛd /


a couch that can be used as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
a couch, especially of the 17th or 18th century, in the form of a usually armless chair, with a greatly elongated seat supported by extra legs and a slanted, sometimes hinged, back, used for reclining or sleeping during the day.


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Nearby words

dayak, dayan, dayan, moshe, dayanim, daybeacon, daybed, daybook, dayboy, daybreak, daycare, daycare centre

Origin of daybed

First recorded in 1585–95; day + bed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for day bed

day bed


a narrow bed, with a head piece and sometimes a foot piece and back, on which to recline during the day
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