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

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One bedroom upstairs has a new daybed, bedding and accent pieces with gold and silver, a new side chair with a giraffe pattern, and an old table with new and modern accent pieces on it. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Downsizing goal shifted with discovery of a large Tudor Provincial with a first-floor master," 13 June 2019 The event is from noon-7 p.m. To reserve a daybed or a cabana, email Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Where are you going to wine up on National Rosé Day?," 5 June 2019 This micro sunroom flows into a tiny living space whose walls are flanked with bookshelves and a daybed for stretching out with a good novel. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This modern backyard reading retreat is a dream," 22 Aug. 2018 That meant a cocktail space with whitewashed bars and cream-color daybeds, as well as walnut wood dinner tables. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How an Industrial Space in Brooklyn Was Transformed for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Dinner," 6 Nov. 2018 Rather than placing a large sofa at the far end of the layout, opt for a daybed or an oversized ottoman. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "4 Smart Ways To Plan Your Living Room Layout," 20 June 2016 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

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First Known Use of daybed

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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