day·bed | \ˈdā-ˌbed \

Definition of daybed 

1 : a chaise longue of a type made 1680–1780

2 : a couch that can be converted into a bed

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Meanwhile, a library garnished with a Moroccan daybed and linen curtains only adds to the sleepy beachfront feels. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Chic beach bungalow in Montauk is perfect for a summer weekend," 2 July 2018 All have private decks, high ceilings, floors constructed of sustainable bamboo wood and 48-inch flat screen televisions while the suites also have outdoor back terraces with daybeds and showers. New York Times, "At a Kigali Hotel, Luxury and Light," 12 May 2018 After the vows, guests were photographed upon arrival to the reception in front of a concrete backdrop created by Jessie Browning, and enjoyed cocktails on daybeds from LOHO and loungers from Flexible Love. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bridal Shop Owner Wore Five Different Dresses for her Palm Springs Wedding," 10 July 2018 Daphne Loney's set, with two sets of steps on either side, is dominated by an elegant floor-sized rug and a starkly white daybed blanketed in bright blossoms. Theodore P. Mahne,, "Intense production makes rare staging of Genet's 'The Maids' a standout," 1 June 2018 Price: chairs, $540 each; poufs, $450 each Daybed A door next to the bar leads to the second indoor-outdoor lounge dominated by a daybed from Gervasoni, an Italian furniture maker. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "A Miami Hospitality Exec Gives His Backyard a Resort-Style Makeover," 15 May 2018 The custom daybed is upholstered in linen and piled with pillows. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "A Miami Hospitality Exec Gives His Backyard a Resort-Style Makeover," 15 May 2018 Potential guests should try to score one of the guestrooms with hanging daybeds on the terrace (not all rooms have this). Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Honeymoon guide: Six Los Cabos resorts for couples," 8 May 2018 In an attic bedroom, the cushions on the custom daybeds and the fabric on the ceiling were purchased at Bloomingdale’s. Vanessa Lawrence And ·, ELLE Decor, "How a Japanese House in Upstate New York Found Its Zen," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of daybed

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a bed that is made to be used also as a seat or couch

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