day·​bed ˈdā-ˌbed How to pronounce daybed (audio)
: a chaise longue of a type made 1680–1780
: a couch that can be converted into a bed

Examples of daybed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For seating, opt for a daybed or futon that can quickly transition into a sleeping space when needed. Marisa Donnelly, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2023 Many are designed to create an oasis amid mountains, hills and a desert climate, providing fun and relaxation with amenities such as cabanas, daybeds, lazy rivers, pool bars, live music and more. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Style With This Elegant Rattan Daybed The rattan daybed is synonymous with summer relaxation, featuring a cool, natural woven design ideal for warm weather lounging. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2023 Elsewhere, the digs are equipped with a gourmet chef’s kitchen with stainless appliances, plus a sprawling outdoor pool deck with daybeds, a grill, and a sleek infinity-edge pool. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2023 Guests stay in thatched beachfront bungalows complete with hammocks, daybeds, outdoor showers, and other amenities to coax you into a state of total relaxation. Teresa Bergen, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2023 There are light and airy curtains along with wool rugs, while a loft has a wicker daybed. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2023 Get the Look: Daybed: from Mulligan's Plaid daybed fabric: by Rogers & Goffigan Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Antique Vessels + Fresh Flowers An antique crock holds an arrangement of dahlias. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 8 Sep. 2023 The primary suite is punctuated by a cheery yellow daybed that harbors reading material that is sure to be abandoned in lieu of some irresistible shut-eye. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of daybed was in 1679

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“Daybed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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day·​bed ˈdā-ˌbed How to pronounce daybed (audio)
: a couch that can be converted into a bed

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