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COUCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does couch mean? 

COUCH (noun)
  The noun COUCH has 3 senses:

1. an upholstered seat for more than one person
2. a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
3. a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment

  Familiarity information: COUCH used as a noun is uncommon.


COUCH (verb)
  The verb COUCH has 1 sense:

1. formulate in a particular style or language

  Familiarity information: COUCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COUCH (noun)


Sense 1couch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An upholstered seat for more than one person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

couch; lounge; sofa

Hypernyms ("couch" is a kind of...):

seat (furniture that is designed for sitting on)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "couch"):

convertible; sofa bed (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)

settee (a small sofa)

squab (a soft padded sofa)


Sense 2couch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("couch" is a kind of...):

flat coat; ground; primer; primer coat; priming; priming coat; undercoat (the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface)


Sense 3couch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("couch" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)


COUCH (verb)


Sense 1couch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formulate in a particular style or language

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

couch; redact; put; frame; cast

Context examples:

I wouldn't put it that way / She cast her request in very polite language

Hypernyms (to "couch" is one way to...):

articulate; formulate; give voice; phrase; word (put into words or an expression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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