couche

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See also: couché

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal of coucher.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuʃ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

couche f (plural couches)

  1. bed (any place for sleeping)
  2. nappy/diaper
  3. coat (of paint)
  4. layer (of soil, snow etc.)
  5. (chiefly in the plural) childbirth
  6. (chemistry) shell

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

couche

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative of coucher
  2. third-person singular imperfect indicative of coucher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of coucher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of coucher
  5. second-person singular imperative of coucher

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French couche, from couchier (whence couchen).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuːtʃ(ə)/, /ˈtʃuːtʃ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

couche (plural couches)

  1. A bed (flat piece of furniture for sleeping on):
    1. A moveable or portable bed.
    2. A bed or sleeping spot prepared for an animal.
  2. (rare) A bedroom; the room where one sleeps in.
  3. (rare) A room or abode where an animal sleeps; a den.
  4. (rare) A stand or platform.
  5. (rare) A table covered by a piece of fabric.
  6. (rare) A bump or lump.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: couch
  • Scots: cooch, cootch
  • Welsh: cwtsh
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French couchier.

Verb[edit]

couche

  1. Alternative form of couchen

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

couche f (plural couches)

  1. (Jersey) couch