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Definition of Couch


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

Couch Quotations

For me, the best vacation is just relaxing on the couch!
Scotty McCreery

Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.
Elizabeth Gilbert

So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'
George W. Bush

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
John F. Kennedy

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
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Couch Translations

couch in Dutch is rustbank, Turkse staatsraad, divan
couch in German is Liege
couch in Latin is lectus
couch in Norwegian is sofa, salong
couch in Swedish is soffa, divan
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