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 for Couch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Couch \Couch\ (kouch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Couched (koucht);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Couching.] [F. coucher to lay down, lie
     down, OF. colchier, fr. L. collocare to lay, put, place; col-
     + locare to place, fr. locus place. See Locus.]
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     1. To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
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              Where unbruised youth, with unstuffed brain,
              Does couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.
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     2. To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed
        by the reflexive pronoun.
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              The waters couch themselves as may be to the center
              of this globe, in a spherical convexity. --T.
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     3. To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
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              It is at this day in use at Gaza, to couch
              potsherds, or vessels of earth, in their walls.
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     4. (Paper Making) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried
        pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for
        further drying.
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     5. To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
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              There is all this, and more, that lies naturally
              couched under this allegory.          --L'Estrange.
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     6. To arrange; to place; to inlay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     7. To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase;
        -- used with in and under.
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              A well-couched invective.             --Milton.
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              I had received a letter from Flora couched in rather
              cool terms.                           --Blackw. Mag.
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     8. (Med.) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque
        lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
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     To couch a spear or To couch a lance, to lower to the
        position of attack; to place in rest.
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              He stooped his head, and couched his spear,
              And spurred his steed to full career. --Sir W.
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     To couch malt, to spread malt on a floor. --Mortimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Couch \Couch\, n. [F. couche, OF. colche, culche, fr. colchier.
     See Couch, v. t. ]
     1. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the
        United States, a lounge.
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              Gentle sleep . . . why liest thou with the vile
              In loathsome beds, and leavest the kingly couch?
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              Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
              About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
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     2. Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
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     3. A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate,
        in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch
        of malt.
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     4. (Painting & Gilding) A preliminary layer, as of color,
        size, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Couch \Couch\, v. i.
     1. To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of
        rest; to repose; to lie.
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              Where souls do couch on flowers, we 'll hand in
              hand.                                 --Shak.
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              If I court moe women, you 'll couch with moe men.
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     2. To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to
        be included or involved darkly.
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              We 'll couch in the castle ditch, till we see the
              light of our fairies.                 --Shak.
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              The half-hidden, hallf-revealed wonders, that yet
              couch beneath the words of the Scripture. --I.
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     3. To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to
        stoop; to crouch. [Obs.]
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              An aged squire
              That seemed to couch under his shield three-square.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coach \Coach\ (k[=o]ch; 224), n. [F. coche, fr. It. cocchio,
     dim. of cocca little boat, fr. L. concha mussel, mussel
     shell, Gr. ?, akin to Skr. [,c]ankha. Cf. Conch,
     Cockboat, Cockle.]
     1. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in
        the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside,
        each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in
        front for the driver.
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     Note: Coaches have a variety of forms, and differ in respect
           to the number of persons they can carry. Mail coaches
           and tallyho coaches often have three or more seats
           inside, each for two or three persons, and seats
           outside, sometimes for twelve or more.
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     2. A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for
        examination. [Colloq.]
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              Wareham was studying for India with a Wancester
              coach.                                --G. Eliot.
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     3. (Naut.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck,
        usually occupied by the captain. [Written also couch.]
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              The commanders came on board and the council sat in
              the coach.                            --Pepys.
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     4. (Railroad) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished
        from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is
        sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.
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     5. One who coaches; specif. (sports), a trainer; one who
        assists in training individual athletes or the members of
        a sports team, or who performs other ancillary functions
        in sports; as, a third base coach.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an upholstered seat for more than one person [syn: sofa,
           couch, lounge]
      2: a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
      3: a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or
         psychoanalytic treatment
      v 1: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't
           put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite
           language" [syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "couch":
     analysis, bear down, bed, bed down, bedstead, bring low, bunk,
     burrow, cave, conceive, couch in terms, covert, crawl, creep,
     crouch, curl up, debase, den, depress, depth interview,
     depth psychology, detrude, divan, doss, downbear, dream analysis,
     dream symbolism, earth, embed, embody in words, express, form,
     formularize, formulate, frame, give expression to, give words to,
     go to bed, go to rest, group analysis, grovel, gumshoe, gurney,
     haul down, hole, hug the earth, indent, interpretation of dreams,
     kip, lair, lay wait, let down, lie down, lie in wait, lie low,
     lie prone, lie prostrate, lie under, litter, lodge, loll, lounge,
     lower, lurk, mew, nightwalk, paragraph, phrase, present,
     press down, prone, prostrate, prowl, psychanalysis, psychoanalysis,
     psychoanalytic method, psychoanalytic therapy, psychognosis,
     psychognosy, psychology of depths, pull down, push down, pussyfoot,
     put, put in words, recline, reduce, repose, rest, rhetorize, run,
     set out, settee, settle, settle to rest, shadow, sink, skulk,
     slink, sneak, snug down, sofa, sprawl, squat, stalk, state, steal,
     stretcher, style, supinate, take down, take it easy,
     take life easy, tete-a-tete, the couch, the hay, the sack,
     thrust down, tiptoe, tunnel, underlie, vis-a-vis, word

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Gen. 49:4; 1 Chr. 5:1; Job 7:13; Ps. 6:6, etc.), a seat for
     repose or rest. (See BED.)

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