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 Girl’s Rooms Originally planned as the bunk room (which later moved to the basement), the spacious daughter’s room plays double duty for guests with two queen beds and a rattan World Market daybed for slumber parties. Tommy Agriodimas., House Beautiful, "This Hamptons Retreat by Lauren Wills Redefines Mint Condition," 9 Feb. 2021 Clusters of seating areas moor the open, airy room, with a Vipp Loft sofa, daybed and custom coffee table at the center. Laura Raskin, WSJ, "The Ultimate Live-Work Space Done in Minimalist Danish Chic," 16 Mar. 2021 Don't know the difference between a daybed and a chaise? The House Beautiful Team, House Beautiful, "Design Question? Ask an Expert Here," 20 Dec. 2020 The round daybed, chairs (left), and cocktail table are all custom, the chaises are by Paola Lenti, and the Panton chairs are from Vitra. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "In Johannesburg, a Space-Age Bungalow With Killer Views Is Reborn," 5 Jan. 2021 Tucked in a small nook over the kitchen are a daybed and a large drawing of a pregnant Petra, a gift from Smith. New York Times, "The Munich Atelier Where Stained Glass Comes to Life," 2 Dec. 2020 Hollis says her style is informed by artists, too, especially those who focus on light, form, and material, citing Donald Judd—the daybed in the courtyard is an homage to his work—and James Turrell as inspirations. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "This California Cottage on a Lagoon Connects Indoors and Out," 10 Nov. 2020 The loop detail at the head and foot of this daybed packs a lot of style into a small package. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Rattan Furniture Finds that Show This Natural Material Isn't Just for Outdoors," 4 Sep. 2020 Lounge chairs, daybed, and canopy: handmade in Bali by CODA Industries. House Beautiful, "This Stunning Bel Air Estate Is One of a Kind (and Built for Future Parties)," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of daybed

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Apr 2021

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“Daybed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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