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Definition of "couch" []

  • A sofa. (noun)
  • A sofa on which a patient lies while undergoing psychoanalysis or psychiatric treatment. (noun)
  • The frame or floor on which grain, usually barley, is spread in malting. (noun)
  • A layer of grain, usually barley, spread to germinate. (noun)
  • A priming coat of paint or varnish used in artistic painting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "couch" in a sentence
  • ""And it brings a whole new meaning to the term couch potato," he added."
  • "All the way around, we are enough of a lazy society, if you will, that the term couch potato has become popularized over the years."
  • "For years now, the potato has had a bad press, so much so that the phrase "couch potato" is now synonymous with lumpen slobs who never get off the sofa."