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Meaning of COUCH

Pronunciation:  kawch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment
  2. [n]  a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
  3. [n]  an upholstered seat for more than one person
  4. [v]  formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
 

COUCH is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cast, frame, lounge, put, redact, sofa
 
 See Also: articulate, bed, convertible, daybed, divan, divan bed, flat coat, formulate, ground, love seat, phrase, primer, primer coat, priming, priming coat, seat, settee, sofa bed, squab, tete-a-tete, undercoat, vis-a-vis, word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.]
    1. To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
    
             Where unbruised youth, with unstuffed brain, Does
             couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed
       by the reflexive pronoun.
    
             The waters couch themselves as may be to the center
             of this globe, in a spherical convexity. --T.
                                                   Burnet.
    
    3. To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
    
             It is at this day in use at Gaza, to couch
             potsherds, or vessels of earth, in their walls.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
    4. (Paper Making) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried
       pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for
       further drying.
    
    5. To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
    
             There is all this, and more, that lies naturally
             couched under this allegory.          --L'Estrange.
    
    6. To arrange; to place; to inlay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    7. To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase;
       -- used with in and under.
    
             A well-couched invective.             --Milton.
    
             I had received a letter from Flora couched in rather
             cool terms.                           --Blackw. Mag.
    
    8. (Med.) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque
       lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
    
    {To couch a} {spear or lance}, to lower to the position of
       attack; to place in rest.
    
             He stooped his head, and couched his spear, And
             spurred his steed to full career.     --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    {To couch malt}, to spread malt on a floor. --Mortimer.
    
    
  2. \Couch\, v. i.
    1. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of
       rest; to repose; to lie.
    
             Where souls do couch on flowers, we 'll hand in
             hand.                                 --Shak.
    
             If I court moe women, you 'll couch with moe men.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to
       be included or involved darkly.
    
             We 'll couch in the castle ditch, till we see the
             light of our fairies.                 --Shak.
    
             The half-hidden, hallf-revealed wonders, that yet
             couch beneath the words of the Scripture. --I.
                                                   Taylor.
    
    3. To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to
       stoop; to crouch. [Obs.]
    
             An aged squire That seemed to couch under his shield
             three-square.                         --Spenser.
    
    
  3. \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.
    
             Gentle sleep . . . why liest thou with the vile In
             loathsome beds, and leavest the kingly couch?
                                                   --Shak.
    
             Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About
             him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. --Bryant.
    
    2. Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
    
    3. A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate,
       in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch
       of malt.
    
    4. (Painting & Gilding) A preliminary layer, as of color,
       size, etc.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a couch in your dream means need for rest and mental cleansing.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Gen. 49:4; 1 Chr. 5:1; Job 7:13; Ps. 6:6, etc.), a seat for repose or rest. (See BED.)

 
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