Couch meaning

kouch
The definition of a couch is a large piece of furniture for sitting or laying down.

An example of couch is a sofa.

noun
2
1
To cause (oneself) to lie down, as for rest.
verb
1
0
To embroider by laying thread flat on a surface and fastening it by stitches at regular intervals.
verb
0
0
To spread (grain) on a couch to germinate, as in malting.
verb
0
0
To lie down; recline, as for rest.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To lie in ambush or concealment; lurk.
verb
0
0
To be in a heap or pile, as leaves for decomposition or fermentation.
verb
0
0
An article of furniture on which one may sit or lie down; sofa; divan.
noun
0
0
Any resting place.
noun
0
0
In brewing, a layer of grain spread to germinate.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A place for sleeping; bed.
noun
0
0
An animal's lair or den.
noun
0
0
A priming layer or coat, as of paint or varnish.
noun
0
0
To lay or put on or as on a couch, as to sleep.
verb
0
0
To lower or bring down; esp., to lower (a spear, lance, etc.) to an attacking position.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To put in specific or particular words; phrase; express.

The speech was couched in flowery language.

verb
0
0
To embroider with thread laid flat and fastened down with fine stitches.
verb
0
0
In brewing, to spread (grain) in a thin layer to germinate.
verb
0
0
To put in a layer.
verb
0
0
To hide.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To remove (a cataract) by using a needle to push down the crystalline lens of the eye.
verb
0
0
To lie down on a bed, as to sleep; recline.
verb
0
0
To lie in hiding or in ambush.
verb
0
0
To lie in a pile, as decomposing leaves.
verb
0
0
An item of furniture for the comfortable seating of more than one person.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Bed, resting-place.
noun
0
0
A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley.

Couch of malt.

noun
0
0
(art, painting and gilding) A preliminary layer, as of colour or size.
noun
0
0
To lie down; to recline (upon a couch or other place of repose).
verb
0
0
To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
verb
0
0
To lay something upon a bed or other resting place.
verb
0
0
To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
verb
0
0
(paper-making) To transfer (e.g. sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire mould to a felt blanket for further drying.
verb
0
0
(medicine) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle.

To couch a cataract.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
To lower (a spear or lance) to the position of attack.
verb
0
0
To phrase in a particular style, to use specific wording for.

He couched it as a request, but it was an order.

verb
0
0
(archaic) To conceal; to hide.
verb
0
0
Couch grass, a species of persistent grass, Elymus repens, usually considered a weed.
noun
0
0
(heraldry) Not erect; inclined.
adjective
0
0
Advertisement
(heraldry) Lying on its side.

A chevron couché is one which emerges from one side of the escutcheon and has its apex on the opposite side, or at the fess point.

adjective
0
0
To couch is to put in specific words to create a special feeling.

An example of to couch is to use very kind words to express an unkind comment.

verb
0
1
A priming coat of paint or varnish used in artistic painting.
noun
0
1
To word in a certain manner; phrase.

Couched their protests in diplomatic language.

verb
0
1
To lower (a spear, for example) to horizontal position, as for an attack.
verb
0
1
Advertisement
To arrange or dispose as if in a bed.
verb
0
1
on the couch
  • Undergoing psychotherapy.
idiom
0
0

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on the couch

Origin of couch

  • Middle English couche from Old French culche, couche from couchier to lay down, lie down from Latin collocāre collocate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From quitch, from Old English cwice, from Middle Low German kweke.

    From Wiktionary

  • French, past participle of coucher (“to lay, to lay down”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French couchier

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French couche.

    From Wiktionary