Found 3 items, similar to Couch.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: an upholstered seat for more than one person [syn: sofa
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
v : formulate in a particular style or language; “I wouldn't put
it that way”
; “She cast her request in very polite
English → English
, 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
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.
(kouch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Couched
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
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 To couch a 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.
, n. [F. couche, OF. colche, culche, fr. colchier.
, 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.
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
4. (Painting & Gilding) A preliminary layer, as of color,