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so·fa

 (sō′fə)
n.
A long upholstered seat typically with a back and arms.

[Turkish, from Arabic ṣuffa, carpet, divan, from Aramaic ṣippā, absolute form of ṣippətā, mat; see ṣpp in Semitic roots.]

sofa

(ˈsəʊfə)
n
(Furniture) an upholstered seat with back and arms for two or more people
[C17 (in the sense: dais upholstered as a seat): from Arabic suffah]

so•fa

(ˈsoʊ fə)

n., pl. -fas.
a long upholstered couch with a back and two arms or raised ends.
[1615–25; < Arabic ṣuffah platform]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one personsofa - 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

sofa

noun couch, settee, divan, chaise longue, chesterfield, ottoman That night the Major had slept on the sofa.

Types of sofa

bergère, canapé, chaise longue or chaise, chesterfield, couch, davenport (U.S.), day bed, divan, futon, lounge, love seat, settee, settle, sofa bed, squab, studio couch, tête-à-tête, vis-à-vis
Translations
أريكَهكَنَبَة
диван
pohovkagauč
sofa
sohva
sohva
kauč
kanapé
sófi
ソファー
소파
dīvānssofa
zofa
ležaj
soffa
เก้าอี้นวม
ghế sofa

sofa

[ˈsəʊfə]
A. Nsofá m
B. CPD sofa bed Nsofá-cama m

sofa

[ˈsəʊfə] nsofa m, canapé msofa bed ncanapé-lit m

sofa

nSofa nt, → Couch f; sofa bedSofabett nt, → Schlafcouch f

sofa

[ˈsəʊfə] nsofà m inv, divano

sofa

(ˈsəufə) noun
a kind of long seat, stuffed and with a back and arms. We were sitting on the sofa.

sofa

كَنَبَة pohovka sofa Sofa καναπές sofá sohva sofa kauč divano ソファー 소파 sofa sofa kanapa sofá диван soffa เก้าอี้นวม kanepe ghế sofa 沙发
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But the whale-boat has no seat astern, no sofa of that sort whatever, and no tiller at all.
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I found a chair; then a wall; then another chair; then a sofa; then an alpenstock, then another sofa; this confounded me, for I had thought there was only one sofa.
Tom was stretched at his lazy ease on a sofa when Chambers brought the petition.
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I've learned decalcomania, and after I take up lustre painting I shall have it simply stiff with drapes and tidies and placques and sofa pillows, and make mo- ther let me have a fire, and receive my friends there evenings.
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