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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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Tip, with the aid of the Saw-Horse, had brought a large, upholstered sofa to the roof.
Three days after the quarrel, Prince Stepan Arkadyevitch Oblonsky--Stiva, as he was called in the fashionable world-- woke up at his usual hour, that is, at eight o'clock in the morning, not in his wife's bedroom, but on the leather-covered sofa in his study.
What with a cooling drink adapted to the weather, but not so weak as cool; and what with a rarer tobacco than was to be bought in those parts; Tom was soon in a highly free and easy state at his end of the sofa, and more than ever disposed to admire his new friend at the other end.
Slowly and unwillingly the other person advanced to the sofa on which I lay.
In five minutes I had laid him comfortably on the sofa, and had covered him lightly with the counterpane and the shawl.
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.
The First Mate was asleep in a square of sunshine by the sofa.
He had moved off in the direction of the sofa, without raising his eyes to watch the effect of his tirade.
The piano we may ignore, for I knew it to be hired, but there were many dainty pieces, mostly in green wood, a sofa, a corner cupboard, and a most captivating desk, which was so like its owner that it could have sat down at her and dashed off a note.
Lady Montbarry, rising on the sofa for the first time, watched her with undisguised scrutiny as she crossed the room--then sank back into a reclining position once more.
Horace placed her arm in his, and led her to the sofa.
Mr and Mrs Sparkler had been dining alone, with their gloom cast over them, and Mrs Sparkler reclined on a drawing-room sofa.