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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

couch +‎ -er

NounEdit

coucher (plural couchers)

  1. One who couches.
  2. (papermaking) One who couches paper.
  3. (Britain, 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?)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

coucher

  1. (transitive) to lay, to lay down
  2. (transitive) to put to bed, to put up (a lodger)
  3. (reflexive) to go to bed
  4. (transitive, agriculture) to lodge, to beat down (wheat)
  5. (transitive) to layer (branches)
  6. (transitive) to slant (writing)
  7. (transitive, military) to aim at
  8. (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.
  9. (intransitive) to spend the night
  10. (intransitive) to lodge
  11. (intransitive) to pack off to bed
    coucher avecto sleep with

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NounEdit

coucher m (plural couchers)

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

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French couchier.

VerbEdit

coucher

  1. (transitive) to put to bed

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

NounEdit

coucher m (plural couchers)

  1. setting (of the sun)