Definition of settee
1 : a long seat with a back
2 : a medium-sized sofa with arms and a back
Examples of settee in a Sentence
the young couple snuggled on the settee
Recent Examples of settee from the Web
Most everything except a settee made in Sellwood is vintage.
The French mahogany table in front of the leather settee?
I/O Urban Roofscape A fourth-floor perch attached to the Godfrey Hotel, the 250-seat space is equipped with high-boy tables, low-slung settees and whale's-tail umbrella tables.
Among them, a garden bench that suggested humans were using outdoor settees at least as far back as Vesuvius’s eruption, in 79 AD.
Perhaps that’s why furniture makers and retailers have so many other names for them: apartment sofas, two-seaters, settees.
A Victorian settee that was part of the haul is in the living room.
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Origin and Etymology of settee
alteration of settle
First Known Use: 1716See Words from the same year
SETTEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of settee for English Language Learners
: a long seat that has a back and arms and that two or more people can sit on
SETTEE Defined for Kids
Definition of settee for Students
: a long seat with a back
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