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Couch vs. Settee — What's the Difference?

Couch vs. Settee — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Couch and Settee

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Couch

A couch, also known as a sofa, settee, futon, or chesterfield (see Etymology below), is a piece of furniture for seating two or three people. It is commonly found in the form of a bench, with upholstered armrests, and often fitted with springs and tailored cushions.

Settee

A long wooden bench with a back.

Couch

A long upholstered piece of furniture for several people to sit on
I sat in an armchair and they sat on the couch

Settee

A small or medium-sized sofa.

Couch

A coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be a serious weed in gardens.
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Settee

(UK) A long seat with a back, made to accommodate several persons at once; a sofa.

Couch

Express (something) in language of a specified style
The assurances were couched in general terms

Settee

A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean.

Couch

Lay down
Two fair creatures, couched side by side in deepest grass

Settee

A long seat with a back, - made to accommodate several persons at once.

Couch

Lower (a spear) to the position for attack
To arms! cried Mortimer, and couch'd his quiv'ring lance

Settee

A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, - used in the Mediterranean.

Couch

Treat (a cataract) by pushing the lens of the eye downwards and backwards, out of line with the pupil.

Settee

A long wooden bench with a back

Couch

(in embroidery) fix (a thread) to a fabric by stitching it down flat with another thread
Gold and silver threads couched by hand

Settee

A small sofa

Couch

A sofa.

Couch

A sofa on which a patient lies while undergoing psychoanalysis or psychiatric treatment.

Couch

The frame or floor on which grain, usually barley, is spread in malting.

Couch

A layer of grain, usually barley, spread to germinate.

Couch

A priming coat of paint or varnish used in artistic painting.

Couch

To word in a certain manner; phrase
Couched their protests in diplomatic language.

Couch

To cause (oneself) to lie down, as for rest.

Couch

To embroider by laying thread flat on a surface and fastening it by stitches at regular intervals.

Couch

To spread (grain) on a couch to germinate, as in malting.

Couch

To lower (a spear, for example) to horizontal position, as for an attack.

Couch

To lie down; recline, as for rest.

Couch

To lie in ambush or concealment; lurk.

Couch

To be in a heap or pile, as leaves for decomposition or fermentation.

Couch

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

Couch

A bed, a resting-place.

Couch

The den of an otter.

Couch

A preliminary layer, as of colour or size.

Couch

(brewing) 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

Psychotherapy.
He spent years on the couch going over his traumatic childhood.

Couch

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

Couch

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

Couch

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

Couch

(transitive) To lay something upon a bed or other resting place.

Couch

(transitive) To arrange or dispose as if in a bed.

Couch

(transitive) To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.

Couch

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

Couch

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

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

Couch

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

Couch

To phrase in a particular style; to use specific wording for.
He couched it as a request, but it was an order.

Couch

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

Couch

To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
Where unbruised youth, with unstuffed brain,Does couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.

Couch

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.

Couch

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.

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.
There is all this, and more, that lies naturally couched under this allegory.

Couch

To arrange; to place; to inlay.

Couch

To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; - used with in and under.
A well-couched invective.
I had received a letter from Flora couched in rather cool terms.

Couch

To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
He stooped his head, and couched his spear,And spurred his steed to full career.

Couch

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.
If I court moe women, you 'll couch with moe men.

Couch

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.
The half-hidden, hallf-revealed wonders, that yet couch beneath the words of the Scripture.

Couch

To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
An aged squireThat seemed to couch under his shield three-square.

Couch

A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
Gentle sleep . . . why liest thou with the vileIn loathsome beds, and leavest the kingly couch?
Like one that wraps the drapery of his couchAbout him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

Couch

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

Couch

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

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

Couch

An upholstered seat for more than one person

Couch

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

Couch

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

Couch

Formulate in a particular style or language;
I wouldn't put it that way
She cast her request in very polite language

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