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 inspirational path leads to an upper deck with a view of the Hollywood sign where, in between a California Pizza Kitchen and a Shoe Palace, a large fiberglass daybed awaits wistful dreamers. Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2021 The Serena & Lily rattan daybed is the one piece the family repurposed from their previous apartment; its more mature look is balanced with a bookcase found on Wayfair, which the designers painted a cheerful shade of pink. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 9 Aug. 2021 Beneath the staircase is a recess daybed built out of white oak. Monica Mercuri, House Beautiful, 31 Aug. 2021 Tammy and Aaron have been paired up so far, but that changes when suddenly Tammy makes out with Thomas on a daybed in front of Aaron. Lia Beck,, 31 Aug. 2021 While the men fight on the beach, Tammy watches them from the daybed. Kristen Baldwin,, 31 Aug. 2021 To account for the newfound space, the designer added an extra large, plush rug from Dash & Albert to cozy up the space, as well as a modern daybed to keep the flow of the room open. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Aug. 2021 The women line up on a daybed for the mere privilege of being gazed upon by this delicious man. Ali Barthwell, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2021 Each comes outfitted with a plush double daybed, a full-length mirror, and sparkling bay views. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2021

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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 26 Sep. 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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