Other Words For Sofa

Other Words For Sofa

Example Sentences for sofa He led her to a sofa on one side of the hall and took a seat beside her. She should have liked that Miss Margaret should have had a sofa to lie down on when she pleased. The central couch or sofa (lectus medius) was the first place. He found her reclining upon the sofa, with a book in her hand. He wanted to sleep on the sofa down-stairs, but I wouldnt let him. The schoolroom is now the parlor, and my sofa and cushion grace it still! She followed him to the sofa, and sitting beside him, took hold of his arm. Hold on a minute, Patrick; just boost me over to the sofa, while you’re about it. She forced her open hands down very hard on the mattress of the sofa. Dahlia has conveniently placed a sofa outside the bathroom door. EXPAND
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Other Words For Sofa

He led her to a sofa on one side of the hall and took a seat beside her. She should have liked that Miss Margaret should have had a sofa to lie down on when she pleased. The central couch or sofa (lectus medius) was the first place. He found her reclining upon the sofa, with a book in her hand. He wanted to sleep on the sofa down-stairs, but I wouldnt let him. The schoolroom is now the parlor, and my sofa and cushion grace it still! She followed him to the sofa, and sitting beside him, took hold of his arm. Hold on a minute, Patrick; just boost me over to the sofa, while you’re about it. She forced her open hands down very hard on the mattress of the sofa. Dahlia has conveniently placed a sofa outside the bathroom door.
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Other Words For Sofa

Show more   Show less  couch surfing – definition and synonyms Using the thesaurus CloseWhat are red words? 90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. CloseThesaurusThe thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more noun tourism  Contribute to our Open Dictionary
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Other Words For Sofa

Using the thesaurus CloseWhat are red words? 90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. CloseThesaurusThe thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more noun tourism 
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Other Words For Sofa

CloseWhat are red words? 90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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Other Words For Sofa

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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Other Words For Sofa

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the term couch is rarely used, the terms sofa or settee being more common. A furniture set consisting of a sofa with two matching chairs. is known as a “chesterfield suite” or “living room suite.” Also in the UK, the word chesterfield meant any couch in the 1900s, but now describes a deep buttoned sofa, usually made from leather, with arms and back of the same height. The first leather chesterfield sofa, with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and lower seat base, was commissioned by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773).
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Other Words For Sofa

Sofa, ultimately from Arabic, originally denoted a raised carpeted floor, but it is now the primary term in American English for a long piece of furniture for seating. (A sectional sofa, often called simply a sectional, is formed from multiple pieces, two of which join at an angle so that the furniture can be placed in the corner of a room.) A settee—the relatively rare term stems from the Old English word setl—is a sofa, often with fewer cushions or none at all, with a back and (usually) arms.
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Very interesting. I did not know that love seats originally had a different, single-person, purpose. I was taught (wrongly, no doubt) that the difference between a couch or a sofa and a davenport was that the former was inside in the living or family room, while the latter was outside on the porch or patio. The difference between a couch and a sofa was probably the price tag, a sofa being a fancy couch. Folk etymology from the folks, of course. I did not know about the Davenport furniture company, either. Really enlightening. Folk etymology from the folks, of course.
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The most common types of couches are the loveseat, designed for seating two persons, and the sofa, which has two or more cushion seats. A sectional sofa, often just referred to as a “sectional”, is formed from multiple sections (typically two, three, and four) and usually includes at least two pieces that join at an angle of 90 degrees or slightly greater, used to wrap around walls or other furniture.
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Couching potato, tattered settee. Dear Word Detective:  I’ve recently bought a new house and am getting ready to move my furniture, which has given my mom occasion to use (and even write out) the word “chesterfield” about a million times.  I now find myself in a fascinating love/hate relationship with word.  On the one hand, hearing my mom use it is like listening to a nail on a blackboard.  On the other, I am finding it particularly hilarious for my own personal use with friends.  I am wondering if you can tell me where the word “chesterfield” and, for that matter, “sofa” and “couch” originated. — Sean Kells. Well, congratulations on your new house.  Here at Go Figure Farm, we often spend Sunday morning watching a local real estate “showcase” on TV.  Mostly we just quietly make fun of the homeowners’ taste, but lately I’ve begun to wonder at the agents’ grasp of architectural taxonomy.  How in the world can a trapezoidal monstrosity with a two-story “great room” rightly be called a “classic Cape Cod”?  What makes a humdrum 1960s split-level eligible for the label “Colonial”?  The ornate pillars some doofus erected in the rumpus room?  The Early American foosball table? It’s a tribute to the natural human need to lounge that there are so many names for what we often call simply a “couch.”  The term “couch” itself comes from the French “coucher,” meaning “to lay in place,” reflecting the original sense of a couch as a place for sleeping, not just sitting.  “Sofa” comes from the Arabic “soffa,” which meant a raised part of the floor covered with carpets and pillows for seating.  “Divan,” a term for “couch” your grandmother might have used, comes from the Persian “devan,” which originally meant “assembly of rulers,” but in English came to mean the padded platform upon which the leaders sat.  “Settee,” yet another antiquated  word for “couch,” is just a jocular form of “settle,” which as a noun used to mean “a place to sit.”  The term “davenport” apparently comes from the name of a furniture manufacturer. All of which brings us to “chesterfield,” meaning a style of couch with upright arms, one of which may be adjustable to allow the user to recline comfortably.  It was named after the Earl of Chesterfield (a now obsolete title) in 19th century England, but the name is probably more evidence of clever marketing than any actual connection to nobility.  The term “Chesterfield” is also used for a type of long single-breasted coat, often sporting a velvet collar. While we’re on the subject, I recently received another “couch” question from a reader which is driving me slowly nuts.  She grew up in Detroit in the 1950s, and her grandmother used the term “dufo” or “dufoo” for a couch.  If anyone has any knowledge of the term, or anything remotely like it, please let me know at words1@word-detective.com. Tweet Pin It
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A couch consists of the frame, the padding and the covering. The frame is usually made of wood but can also be made of steel, plastic or laminated boards. The wood used under the upholstery is made from kiln-dried maple wood that is free of knots, bark or defects. The show wood of the legs, arms and back can be maple, mahogany, walnut or fruitwoods. Sofa padding is made from foam, down, feathers, fabric or a combination thereof. Sofa coverings are usually made out of soft leather, corduroy or linen fabric coverings.