sofa

noun
so·​fa | \ ˈsō-fə How to pronounce sofa (audio) \

Definition of sofa

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

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Examples of sofa in a Sentence

I curled up on the sofa with a book.
Recent Examples on the Web May and her family dragged the poor queen into the parlor and lay her on the sofa to recover. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "The lush yet loungy 'Mystic Krewe of Unicorns' Mardi Gras float house is a masterpiece," 4 Feb. 2021 What Airbnb did differently was focus on affordability, letting hosts rent out spare rooms and sofa beds, said Tarik Dogru, an assistant professor in the Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University who studies Airbnb. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Airbnb, resilient during pandemic but still unprofitable, sees shares soar in IPO," 10 Dec. 2020 What Airbnb did differently was focus on affordability, letting hosts rent out spare rooms and sofa beds, said Tarik Dogru, an assistant professor in the Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University who studies Airbnb. CBS News, "Airbnb, resilient in pandemic, goes public at $68 a share," 10 Dec. 2020 To make the maximize the space in your living room, add a large area rug to make the room feel larger or use club chairs instead of a sofa to save space. Colin Daniels, Chron, "Furniture and storage items that will help you maximize space," 28 Jan. 2021 Go over the entire sofa, allowing just the steam to touch and penetrate the fabric. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Properly Clean and Sanitize a Couch at Home (With or Without a Steam Cleaner)," 25 Jan. 2021 Available in 15 solid colors, the sofa can also jibe aesthetically with adult décor. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, "Can the Nugget Couch Really Keep Quarantined Kids Entertained?," 20 Jan. 2021 The curving armchair is from Anthropologie; the sofa is from Pottery Barn, and the rug is a $20 find from a movie prop sale. Missy Wilkinson, NOLA.com, "She does the design; he handles space planning as Uptown couple manages their own major renovation," 21 Jan. 2021 The sofa is upholstered in a Cargo High-Tech velvet, the crystal chandelier is from a flea market, and the 18th-century Piedmont mirror is surrounded by Meissen porcelain parrots. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "A Creative Couple Achieves Work-Life Balance in Their Antiques-Filled Apartment," 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of sofa

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sofa

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

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23 Feb 2021

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“Sofa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sofa. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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sofa

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sofa

: a long and comfortable piece of furniture on which a person can sit or lie down

sofa

noun
so·​fa | \ ˈsō-fə How to pronounce sofa (audio) \

Kids Definition of sofa

: a long upholstered seat usually with a back and arms

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