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Definitions of couch

  1. To lie down, as on a bed or place of repose; to stoop and recline on the knees, as a beast; to lie in secret or in ambush: to lie in a bed or stratum; to stoop; to lower in reverence, or to bend under labour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To lay upon a bed or other resting-place; to put into words; as to couch a letter in strong words; to lower; as a lance or spear for attack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To lay down on a bed, etc.: to arrange in language, to express: to depress or remove a cataract in the eye. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To lay down; to express; to displace or break up a cataract in the eye. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To lay down; lower, as a spear, for attack. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To express in a form of words. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Surg. To remove, as a cataract. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To lie down; to hide. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To lie down for the purpose of sleep, concealment, etc.: to bend or stoop in reverence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To lie down. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To lie down; rest; crouch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To lay down on a bed or place of rest; to spread on a bed or floor; to lay close; to hide; to express in obscure terms: to involve; to comprise; to express; to fix, as a spear in rest; to remove cataract in the eye. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To lie down, as on a bed or place of repose; to lay down in a bed or stratum; to conceal or express in words obscurely; to include or comprise; to recline on the knees, as a beast; to crouch; to fix a spear in the posture for attack; to depress or remove the film that overspreads the pupil of the eye, called a cataract. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. an upholstered seat for more than one person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To lay upon a bed or other resting place. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To conceal; to include or involve darkly. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To arrange; to place; to inlay. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. A bed; sofa. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Any place for rest or sleep: a bed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. A place for repose; bed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. A bed or other support for sleeping or reclining. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A place for rest or sleep; a layer or stratum; a coat of colour in oil or water, covering the canvas, wall, or other matter to be painted. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A place for rest or sleep; a bed; a sofa; in making malt, a layer or stratum of barley spread on the malt-floor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for couch

  1. Harriet, who had come home by that time, sat by the couch and held her sister's hand. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. He walked toward the couch and stood above her. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
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