coucher

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

couch +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

coucher (plural couchers)

  1. One who couches.
  2. (papermaking) One who couches paper.
  3. (UK, law, obsolete) A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)
  4. The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French couchier, from Latin collocāre, present active infinitive of collocō (place, put, assemble).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

coucher

  1. (transitive) to lay, to lay down
  2. (transitive) to put to bed, to put up (a lodger)
  3. (transitive, agriculture) to lodge, to beat down (wheat)
  4. (transitive) to layer (branches)
  5. (transitive) to slant (writing)
  6. (transitive, military) to aim at
  7. (intransitive) to sleep
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Le soir, Michette est livrée en cul. Durcet prend la Martaine pour coucher dans sa chambre, à l'exemple du duc qui a Duclos et de Curval qui a Fanchon; cette fille prend sur lui le même empire lubrique que Duclos sur le duc.
  8. (intransitive) to spend the night
  9. (intransitive) to lodge
  10. (intransitive) to pack off to bed
    coucher avecto sleep with

Derived terms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coucher m (plural couchers)

  1. going to bed
  2. bedding
  3. room and board
  4. setting (sun)
    coucher de soleil — sunset, sundown

External links[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

coucher

  1. (transitive) to put to bed

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coucher m (plural couchers)

  1. setting (of the sun)