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.

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

Historical Examples of daybed

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

  • Gramps had then moved the daybed before the television screen, so that he could watch from a reclining position.

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

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