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Couch meaning

couch - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
  2. 2. To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
  3. 3. To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
  4. 4. To transfer ( as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.
  5. 5. To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
  6. 6. To arrange; to place; to inlay.
  7. 7. To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.
  8. 8. To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
  9. 9. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie.
  10. 10. To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
  11. 11. To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
  12. 12. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
  13. 13. Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
  14. 14. A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
  15. 15. A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. To lie down; to hide.
  18. 18. A bed; sofa.
  19. 19. A place for repose; bed.
  20. 20. To lay down; to express; to displace or break up a cataract in the eye.
  21. 21. To lie down.

couch - examples of usage

  1. She slipped away from the couch and out of the house. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " That," she answered, having had a glimpse of such furniture at Jamestown, " that is a couch on which they sleep." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Meantime he tried to get the woman to sit on the couch beside him; but she would not sit in his presence- or was it in the presence of Mary and me? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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