See also: couché

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of coucher.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kuʃ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

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

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: couch
  • Scots: cooch, cootch
  • Welsh: cwtsh
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

couche

  1. Alternative form of couchen

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

couche f (plural couches)

  1. (Jersey) couch