Definitions of couch

  1. To lie down, as on a bed or place of repose; to stoop and recline on the knees, as a beast; to lie in secret or in ambush: to lie in a bed or stratum; to stoop; to lower in reverence, or to bend under labour.
  2. To lay upon a bed or other resting- place; to put into words; as to couch a letter in strong words; to lower; as a lance or spear for attack.
  3. To lay down on a bed, etc.: to arrange in language, to express: to depress or remove a cataract in the eye.
  4. To lay down; to express; to displace or break up a cataract in the eye.
  5. To lay down; lower, as a spear, for attack.
  6. To express in a form of words.
  7. Surg. To remove, as a cataract.
  8. To lie down; to hide.
  9. To lie down for the purpose of sleep, concealment, etc.: to bend or stoop in reverence.
  10. To lie down.
  11. To lie down; rest; crouch.
  12. To lay down on a bed or place of rest; to spread on a bed or floor; to lay close; to hide; to express in obscure terms: to involve; to comprise; to express; to fix, as a spear in rest; to remove cataract in the eye.
  13. To lie down, as on a bed or place of repose; to lay down in a bed or stratum; to conceal or express in words obscurely; to include or comprise; to recline on the knees, as a beast; to crouch; to fix a spear in the posture for attack; to depress or remove the film that overspreads the pupil of the eye, called a cataract.
  14. a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
  15. an upholstered seat for more than one person
  16. To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
  17. To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
  18. To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
  19. To transfer ( as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.
  20. To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
  21. To arrange; to place; to inlay.
  22. To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.
  23. To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
  24. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie.
  25. To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
  26. To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
  27. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
  28. Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
  29. A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
  30. A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
  31. A bed; sofa.
  32. Any place for rest or sleep: a bed.
  33. A place for repose; bed.
  34. A bed or other support for sleeping or reclining.
  35. A place for rest or sleep; a layer or stratum; a coat of colour in oil or water, covering the canvas, wall, or other matter to be painted.
  36. A place for rest or sleep; a bed; a sofa; in making malt, a layer or stratum of barley spread on the malt- floor.
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