Definition of futon
: a usually cotton-filled mattress used on the floor or in a frame as a bed, couch, or chair
Recent Examples of futon from the Web
Litter boxes were randomly placed in various locations, including on a futon and inside a bathtub.
Two futon mattresses, brought inside when needed, hung over a support beam in the covered vestibule to air out between use and to keep rodents from nesting among their soft innards.
Each accommodates up to five guests, with bunk beds that sleep three, a queen-size futon, a four-person dining table with chairs, counter space with cupboards and bathroom with shower.
For $80 a night guests can get a queen-size bed and a futon in Ms. Deans’s second bedroom.
This is a traditional Japanese guesthouse with three rooms to rent, each with futons and tatami mats.
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Origin and Etymology of futon
First Known Use: 1876See Words from the same year
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Definition of futon for English Language Learners
: a mattress that is used on the floor or in a frame as a bed, couch, or chair
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