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.

Nearby words

  1. dayak,
  2. dayan,
  3. dayan, moshe,
  4. dayanim,
  5. daybeacon,
  6. daybook,
  7. dayboy,
  8. daybreak,
  9. daycare,
  10. daycare centre

Origin of daybed

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

Examples from the Web for daybed

  • Mrs. Marborough, still garbed in night clothing, lay on the daybed, her face ashen.

    The Wishing Well|Mildred A. Wirt
  • Gramps had then moved the daybed before the television screen, so that he could watch from a reclining position.

  • To say nothing of the daybed in the living room for Em and himself.