Definition of sofa
: a long upholstered seat usually with arms and a back and often convertible into a bed
Examples of sofa in a Sentence
I curled up on the sofa with a book.
Recent Examples of sofa from the Web
On many nights while his parents were busy cleaning toilets, warehouses and office buildings, Alonso would be the one in charge of cooking dinner for himself and his sister, who would end up sleeping on a rickety sofa bed.
A 16-year-old boy who was asleep on the sofa in his home Tuesday night was trapped for more than an hour under a car that crashed through a wall in the dwelling, Aberdeen Poice said.
Project 62’s yellow-and-gray knit option is ideal for amping up any neutral sofa (or as a cozy necessity for an afternoon nap).
Well, check under the sofa cushions or borrow from family or friends.
Plush, custom area rugs raise the stakes, along with a slick leather sofa, and two deluxe chairs framed in silver airplane metal.
Brown Jordan had its Deia outdoor sofa on display in hot pink with Kelly green accents.
Apparel and furniture retailer Next fell 6.1 percent after being downgraded to underperform at Credit Suisse, while sofa and flooring retailer ScS Group Plc was off 8.1 percent.
Example: A father who recently told me that in response to a class assignment to draw one’s daddy doing his favorite thing, his first-grade daughter drew him taking a nap on the sofa.
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Origin and Etymology of sofa
earlier, raised carpeted floor, from Italian sofà, from Turkish sofa, from Arabic ṣuffa carpet, divan
First Known Use: 1717See Words from the same year
SOFA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sofa for English Language Learners
: a long and comfortable piece of furniture on which a person can sit or lie down
SOFA Defined for Kids
Definition of sofa for Students
: a long upholstered seat usually with a back and arms
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