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couch - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'couch' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Couch [ v. i.]
- To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie.
- To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
- To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
2 . Couch [ v. t.]
- To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
- To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
- To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
- To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.
- To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
- To arrange; to place; to inlay.
- To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.
- To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
- A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
- Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
- A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
- A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.

Meaning of 'couch' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . couch [ v]
Meaning (1):
- formulate in a particular style or language
Example in sentence:
  • I wouldn't put it that way;
  • She cast her request in very polite language