day·​bed | \ ˈdā-ˌbed How to pronounce daybed (audio) \

Definition of daybed

1 : a chaise longue of a type made 1680–1780
2 : a couch that can be converted into a bed

Examples of daybed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video begins with a long introduction to set up the idea of Teen Steam with Ms. Milano in a large bedroom complete with a daybed (then de rigueur). Marisa Meltzer, New York Times, "Sweating to the Oldies. Or Sitting?," 9 Apr. 2020 Before the flight, guests even get their own private suite to wait in, complete with a bathroom, stocked food pantry, daybed, and view of the runway. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Escape Long Lines at the Airport like a Pro, According to Chrissy Teigen," 10 Dec. 2019 Other items include a glass door cabinet, a daybed, and a wooden table. Vogue, "Virgil Abloh's New Home Collection For Ikea Is Functional—And Funny," 1 Oct. 2019 About six months into Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk’s engagement—long after memories of the lurking iguanas and sandy daybeds of Bachelor in Paradise had washed away—the private messages started pouring in. Thea Glassman, Glamour, "They Didn’t Find Love on The Bachelor. Now They’re Relationship Experts," 9 Mar. 2020 Forget about the programs on offer and the resort alone, with its long infinity pool and billowing white curtains around the daybeds, could be just another place to soak up some sun on the Spanish coast. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Spas in the U.S. & Around the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 The tables, lamps, chairs, and daybeds are models of efficiency, designed with clean lines and simple materials like lumberyard wood and metals. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Donald Judd furniture show opens at SFMOMA," 19 July 2018 Add a daybed to highlight the fireplace (not shown) without blocking it and create a place for overnight guests. Mari-jane Williams, Washington Post, "Have jukebox, will groove with a fun mid-century modern family room," 16 Jan. 2020 There’s another canopied daybed, this one in blue, in the apartment’s living room—known as the Blue Room. Nandini D’souza Wolfe, ELLE Decor, "Tour A Colorful Lisbon Apartment with Globally-Inspired Flair," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of daybed

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Daybed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of daybed

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

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