An example of couch is a sofa.
The speech was couched in flowery language.
To couch a cataract.
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.
An example of to couch is to use very kind words to express an unkind comment.
Couched their protests in diplomatic language.
- Undergoing psychotherapy.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 Old French couchier
- From Old French couche.