couch

couch1 [kaʊtʃ]
noun a long upholstered piece of furniture for several people to sit on.
↘a reclining seat with a headrest at one end on which a psychoanalyst's subject or doctor's patient lies while undergoing treatment.
verb
1》 (usu. be couched in) express in language of a specified style.
2》 literary lie down.
3》 archaic lower (a spear) to the position for attack.
4》 chiefly historical treat (a cataract) by pushing the lens of the eye downwards and backwards, out of line with the pupil.
5》 (in embroidery) fix (a thread) to a fabric by stitching it down flat with another thread.
Origin
ME: from OFr. couche (n.), coucher (v.), from L. collocare (see collocation).
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couch2 [kaʊtʃ, ku:tʃ]
(also couch grass)
noun a coarse grass with long creeping roots. [Elymus repens and other species.]
Origin
C16: var. of quitch.

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  • Couch — (kouch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Couched} (koucht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Couching}.] [F. coucher to lay down, lie down, OF. colchier, fr. L. collocare to lay, put, place; col + locare to place, fr. locus place. See {Locus}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Couch — Couch, v. i. 1. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie. [1913 Webster] Where souls do couch on flowers, we ll hand in hand. Shak. [1913 Webster] If I court moe women, you ll couch with moe men. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Couch — Couch, n. [F. couche, OF. colche, culche, fr. colchier. See {Couch}, v. t. ] 1. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge. [1913 Webster] Gentle sleep . . . why liest thou with the vile In loathsome beds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Couch — Sf Sofa std. reg. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. Couch, dieses aus afrz. couche Lager , einer Ableitung von afrz. coucher niederlegen , aus l. collocāre aufstellen, legen, setzen , aus l. locāre stellen, legen und l. con . Neuerdings… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • couch — couch·an·cy; couch·ant; couch·er; couch; …   English syllables

  • couch — meaning ‘an upholstered piece of furniture’ differs from a sofa in having only one raised end and in being designed for lying on as well as sitting on. It also has special (and often evocative) uses as in psychiatrist s couch, on which the… …   Modern English usage

  • couch — [kouch] n. [ME & OFr couche, a bed, lair: see COUCH the vt.] 1. an article of furniture on which one may sit or lie down; sofa; divan 2. any resting place 3. Old Poet. a place for sleeping; bed 4. Obs. an animal s lair or den 5. Brewi …   English World dictionary

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  • couch — kau̇ch vt to treat (a cataract or a person who has a cataract) by displacing the lens of the eye into the vitreous body couch n an article of furniture used (as by a patient undergoing psychoanalysis) for sitting or reclining on the couch… …   Medical dictionary

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