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couch

 (kouch)
n.
1.
a. A sofa.
b. A sofa on which a patient lies while undergoing psychoanalysis or psychiatric treatment.
2.
a. The frame or floor on which grain, usually barley, is spread in malting.
b. A layer of grain, usually barley, spread to germinate.
3. A priming coat of paint or varnish used in artistic painting.
v. couched, couch·ing, couch·es
v.tr.
1. To word in a certain manner; phrase: couched their protests in diplomatic language.
2. To cause (oneself) to lie down, as for rest.
3. To embroider by laying thread flat on a surface and fastening it by stitches at regular intervals.
4. To spread (grain) on a couch to germinate, as in malting.
5. To lower (a spear, for example) to horizontal position, as for an attack.
v.intr.
1. To lie down; recline, as for rest.
2. To lie in ambush or concealment; lurk.
3. To be in a heap or pile, as leaves for decomposition or fermentation.

[Middle English couche, from Old French culche, couche, from couchier, to lay down, lie down, from Latin collocāre; see collocate.]

couch′er n.

couch

(kaʊtʃ)
n
1. (Furniture) a piece of upholstered furniture, usually having a back and armrests, for seating more than one person
2. (Furniture) a bed, esp one used in the daytime by the patients of a doctor or a psychoanalyst
3. (Tools) a frame upon which barley is malted
4. (Art Terms) a priming layer of paint or varnish, esp in a painting
5. (Crafts) papermaking
a. a board on which sheets of handmade paper are dried by pressing
b. a felt blanket onto which sheets of partly dried paper are transferred for further drying
c. a roll on a papermaking machine from which the wet web of paper on the wire is transferred to the next section
6. (Zoology) archaic the lair of a wild animal
vb
7. (Linguistics) (tr) to express in a particular style of language: couched in an archaic style.
8. (when tr, usually reflexive or passive) to lie down or cause to lie down for or as for sleep
9. (intr) archaic to lie in ambush; lurk
10. (Brewing) (tr) to spread (barley) on a frame for malting
11. (Botany) (intr) (of decomposing leaves) to lie in a heap or bed
12. (Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to embroider or depict by couching
13. (Crafts) (tr) to lift (sheets of handmade paper) onto the board on which they will be dried
14. (Surgery) (tr) surgery to remove (a cataract) by downward displacement of the lens of the eye
15. (Military) (tr) archaic to lower (a lance) into a horizontal position
[C14: from Old French couche a bed, lair, from coucher to lay down, from Latin collocāre to arrange, from locāre to place; see locate]
ˈcoucher n

couch

(kaʊtʃ)

n.
1. a piece of upholstered furniture for seating usu. two to four people, typically having a back and an armrest at one or both ends.
2. a long upholstered seat with a headrest at one end, on which a person reclines; lounge.
3. a bed or other place of rest; any place used for repose.
4. the lair of a wild beast.
v.t.
5. to arrange or frame (words, a sentence, etc.); express.
6. to express indirectly or obscurely: to couch a threat in pleasant words.
7. to lower or bend down, as the head.
8. to lower (a spear, lance, etc.) to a horizontal position, as for attack.
9. to put or lay down, as for rest or sleep; cause to lie down.
v.i.
10. to lie at rest or asleep; repose; recline.
11. to crouch; bend; stoop.
12. to lie in ambush or in hiding; lurk.
13. to lie in a heap for decomposition or fermentation, as leaves.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French coucher, Old French colcher < Latin collocāre to put into place =col- col-1 + locāre to put, place; see locate]

couch


Past participle: couched
Gerund: couching

Imperative
couch
couch
Present
I couch
you couch
he/she/it couches
we couch
you couch
they couch
Preterite
I couched
you couched
he/she/it couched
we couched
you couched
they couched
Present Continuous
I am couching
you are couching
he/she/it is couching
we are couching
you are couching
they are couching
Present Perfect
I have couched
you have couched
he/she/it has couched
we have couched
you have couched
they have couched
Past Continuous
I was couching
you were couching
he/she/it was couching
we were couching
you were couching
they were couching
Past Perfect
I had couched
you had couched
he/she/it had couched
we had couched
you had couched
they had couched
Future
I will couch
you will couch
he/she/it will couch
we will couch
you will couch
they will couch
Future Perfect
I will have couched
you will have couched
he/she/it will have couched
we will have couched
you will have couched
they will have couched
Future Continuous
I will be couching
you will be couching
he/she/it will be couching
we will be couching
you will be couching
they will be couching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been couching
you have been couching
he/she/it has been couching
we have been couching
you have been couching
they have been couching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been couching
you will have been couching
he/she/it will have been couching
we will have been couching
you will have been couching
they will have been couching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been couching
you had been couching
he/she/it had been couching
we had been couching
you had been couching
they had been couching
Conditional
I would couch
you would couch
he/she/it would couch
we would couch
you would couch
they would couch
Past Conditional
I would have couched
you would have couched
he/she/it would have couched
we would have couched
you would have couched
they would have couched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.couch - an upholstered seat for more than one personcouch - an upholstered seat for more than one person
sofa bed, convertible - a sofa that can be converted into a bed
daybed, divan bed - an armless couch; a seat by day and a bed by night
divan - a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
love seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete, vis-a-vis - small sofa that seats two people
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
settee - a small sofa
squab - a soft padded sofa
2.couch - a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
flat coat, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat, primer, priming, ground - the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
3.couch - a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
Verb1.couch - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
give voice, phrase, word, articulate, formulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

couch

noun
1. sofa, bed, chesterfield, ottoman, settee, divan, chaise longue, day bed He lay down on the couch.
verb
1. express, word, frame, phrase, utter, set forth This time his proposal was couched as an ultimatum.

couch

verb
To convey in language or words of a particular form:
Translations
أَرِيكَةمَضْجَعمَضْجَـع، سَريريُعَبِّـر، يَصوغ
pohovkavyjádřitformulovatgaučlehátko
brikssofaudtrykke
sohva
divankauč
sófisófi; legubekkurtjá, orîa
カウチソファーソファー
소파
dīvānsformulētizteiktkušete
sofáescreverestilizar
kavčzofa
ležaj
soffa
เก้าอี้ยาวที่นั่งมีพนักพิงและที่วางแขน
divankanepesedirdile getirmek
ghế trường kỷtrường kỷ

couch

[kaʊtʃ]
A. Nsofá m (Med) (in doctor's surgery) → camilla f; (psychiatrist's) → diván m
to be on the couch (esp US) → ir al psicoanalista
B. VTexpresar
couched in jargonredactado en jerigonza
C. CPD couch grass Nhierba f rastrera
couch potato Nteleadicto/a m/f persona que se apalanca en el sofá

couch

[ˈkaʊtʃ]
n
(= sofa) → canapé m
[doctor] → table f d'examen
[psychiatrist] → divan m
vt (= express) → formuler

couch

nSofa nt; (= studio couch)Schlafcouch f; (= doctor’s couch)Liege f; (= psychiatrist’s couch)Couch f; (poet, = bed) → Lager nt
vt
(= put in words) requestformulieren, abfassen
(= lower) spear, lanceanlegen
vi (liter, lion, cat etc) → lauern, auf der Lauer liegen

couch

[kaʊtʃ]
1. n (gen) → divano, sofà m inv; (in doctor's surgery) → lettino
2. vt (statement, request) → esprimere

couch1

(kautʃ) noun
a type of sofa for sitting or lying on. The doctor asked him to lie on the couch.
ˈcouch potato noun
a person who spends too much time watching television.

couch2

(kautʃ) verb
to express (in words). He couched his reply in vague terms.

couch

أَرِيكَة, مَضْجَع pohovka sofa Sofa καναπές sofá sohva canapé divan, kauč divano カウチソファー, ソファー 소파 bank, sofa divan, sofabenk kanapa sofá диван soffa เก้าอี้ยาว, ที่นั่งมีพนักพิงและที่วางแขน divan, kanepe ghế trường kỷ, trường kỷ 长沙发

couch

n (psych) diván m
References in classic literature ?
Among the many pillows that adorned the venerable couch was one, hard, round, covered with prickly horsehair, and furnished with a knobby button at each end.
He sat beside her on the couch and behaved very well until the Polish violin-teacher across the hall began to practise, when Prince would growl and sniff the air with disgust.
She sat on the edge of a little low couch next to her bed.
Cora may submit to the justice of your opinion though she cannot put it in practice," returned the elder sister, who had placed herself by the side of Alice, on a couch of sassafras; "there would be other causes to chase away sleep, though we had been spared the shock of this mysterious noise.
Because, in the first place, he somehow seemed dull of hearing on that important subject, unless considered from his own point of view; and, in the second place, he did not more than one third understand me, couch my ideas simply as I would; and, finally, he no doubt thought he knew a good deal more about the true religion than I did.
A tall, dark-eyed, sallow woman, half rose from a couch on which she was reclining.
My couch had no thorns in it that night; my solitary room no fears.
Having approached this structure, I looked inside, and perceived it to be a singular sort of old- fashioned couch, very conveniently designed to obviate the necessity for every member of the family having a room to himself.
She was sitting on the couch by the window, with her mother's old music-book -- the keepsake which Mrs.
There, he laid her down on a couch, where her child and Miss Pross wept over her.
In easy state upon this couch, there sat a jolly Giant, glorious to see:, who bore a glowing torch, in shape not unlike Plenty's horn, and held it up, high up, to shed its light on Scrooge, as he came peeping round the door.
I dare say he'll last a long time yet, Blossom,' said my aunt, patting Dora on the cheek, as she leaned out of her couch to look at Jip, who responded by standing on his hind legs, and baulking himself in various asthmatic attempts to scramble up by the head and shoulders.