sofa

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noun so·fa \ˈsō-fə\

Definition of sofa

  1. :  a long upholstered seat usually with arms and a back and often convertible into a bed

Examples of sofa in a sentence

  1. <I curled up on the sofa with a book.>

Origin and Etymology of sofa

earlier, raised carpeted floor, from Italian sofà, from Turkish sofa, from Arabic ṣuffa carpet, divan


First Known Use: 1717



SOFA Defined for English Language Learners

sofa

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noun so·fa \ˈsō-fə\

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

sofa

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noun so·fa \ˈsō-fə\

Definition of sofa for Students

  1. :  a long upholstered seat usually with a back and arms



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