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Couch vs. Cough

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Main Difference

The main difference between Couch and Cough is that the Couch is a piece of furniture for seating two or more persons in the form of a bench with armrests and Cough is a medical symptom, reflex to clear large breathing passages.

Wikipedia
  • Couch (noun)

    An item of furniture, often upholstered, for the comfortable seating of more than one person.

  • Couch (noun)

    A bed, a resting-place.

  • Couch (noun)

    A preliminary layer, as of colour or size.

  • Couch (noun)

    A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley.

    "a couch of malt"

  • Couch (noun)

    , a species of persistent grass, Elymus repens, usually considered a weed.

  • Couch (verb)

    To lie down; to recline (upon a couch or other place of repose).

  • Couch (verb)

    To lie down for concealment; to conceal, to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly or secretly.

  • Couch (verb)

    To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.

  • Couch (verb)

    To lay something upon a bed or other resting place.

  • Couch (verb)

    To arrange or dispose as if in a bed.

  • Couch (verb)

    To lay or bed.

  • Couch (verb)

    To lower (a spear or lance) to the position of attack.

  • Couch (verb)

    In the treatment of a cataract in the eye, to displace the opaque lens with a sharp object such as a needle. The technique is regarded as largely obsolete.

  • Couch (verb)

    To transfer (for example, sheets of partly dried felt blanket for further drying.

  • Couch (verb)

    To attach a thread onto fabric with small stitches in order to add texture.

  • Couch (verb)

    To phrase in a particular style; to use specific wording for.

    "He couched it as a request, but it was an order."

  • Cough (verb)

    To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.

    "I breathed in a lungful of smoke by mistake, and started to cough."

  • Cough (verb)

    To force something out of the throat or lungs by coughing.

    "Sometimes she coughed (up) blood."

  • Cough (verb)

    To make a noise like a cough.

    "The engine coughed and sputtered."

  • Cough (noun)

    A sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.

    "Behind me, I heard a distinct, dry cough."

  • Cough (noun)

    A condition that causes one to cough; a tendency to cough.

    "Sorry, I can't come to work today – I've got a nasty cough."

  • Cough (noun)

    Used to focus attention on a following utterance, often a euphemism or an attribution of blame

    "He was – cough – indisposed."

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Couch

    To lay upon a bed or other resting place.

  • Couch

    To arrange or dispose as in a bed; - sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.

  • Couch

    To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.

  • Couch

    To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.

  • Couch

    To conceal; to include or involve darkly.

  • Couch

    To arrange; to place; to inlay.

  • Couch

    To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; - used with in and under.

  • Couch

    To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.

  • Couch (verb)

    To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie.

  • Couch (verb)

    To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.

  • Couch (verb)

    To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.

  • Couch (noun)

    A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.

  • Couch (noun)

    Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.

  • Couch (noun)

    A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.

  • Couch (noun)

    A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.

  • Cough (verb)

    To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner.

  • Cough

    To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; - followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm.

  • Cough

    To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse.

  • Cough (noun)

    A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.

  • Cough (noun)

    The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.

Webster Dictionary
  • Couch (noun)

    an upholstered seat for more than one person

  • Couch (noun)

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

  • Couch (noun)

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

  • Couch (verb)

    formulate in a particular style or language;

    "I wouldn't put it that way"

    "She cast her request in very polite language"

  • Cough (noun)

    sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis

  • Cough (noun)

    the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise

  • Cough (verb)

    exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion;

    "The smoker coughs all day"

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