Meaning of 'couch' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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. - 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
- A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.