- a long, upholstered couch with a back and two arms or raised ends.
Origin of sofa
Examples from the Web for sofa
I thanked him, sat down on the sofa, and sipped it through the straw.
The party was full and I found a sofa near a makeshift bar in the corner.
Darren was the kind of man who'd lug a sofa bed up three flights of stairs without a whisper of complaint.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
By Adam Grannick for the Moral Courage Project The two men sit across from each other on a sofa, like old friends.Banished Catholic Priest Helps Abuse Survivors
August 11, 2014
The average guy off the sofa is not going to be able to operate this system.The Missile That Likely Shot Down MH17
Chris Allbritton, Dave Majumdar
July 17, 2014
And then she saw, on the sofa at one side of the place, a human form under a sheet.Way of the Lawless
He was placed upon a sofa in the dining-room from which he never moved.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Then she lay down herself on the sofa beside her bed, sorely exhausted.Weighed and Wanting
Then she sat down in the corner of the sofa, exhausted but alert.
She makes me nervous sitting there on that sofa staring at me!
- an upholstered seat with back and arms for two or more people
Word Origin and History for sofa
1620s, "raised section of a floor, covered with carpets and cushions," from Turkish sofa, from Arabic suffah "bench of stone or wood; a couch." Meaning "long stuffed seat for reclining" is recorded from 1717.