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Meaning of COUCH

Pronunciation:  kawch

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    {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.
    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.
    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?
             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

(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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