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
According to the complaint, Cosby positioned himself behind her on the sofa, penetrated her vagina with his fingers and put her hand on his penis.
Three days of give-aways at the Ikea Columbus store include: Rest Assured - The first 44 adults (18 and older) on June 7 will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa, honoring the company's 44th U.S. store.
A larger (but not much) eating area with tables and a comfy sofa is upstairs.
This worked perfectly, and now when the Roomba is moving along the side of the sofa, the screws keep it from sidling under and getting stuck.
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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: 1717
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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