sofa bed


Definition of sofa bed 

: a sofa that can be made to serve as a bed by lowering its hinged upholstered back to horizontal position or by pulling out a concealed mattress

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The all-suite hotel, which recently completed a $25 million renovation, includes accommodations that feature a private bedroom and separate living space with a sofa bed, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Hilton Scottsdale Resort, azcentral, "Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort," 23 Apr. 2018 The coffee table had to be movable for the sofa bed to open, and this one has a relatively lightweight open-frame metal base. David A. Keeps, House Beautiful, "This Beach House Was Specifically Designed to Be a "Mood Elevator"," 24 May 2017 Lee detailed the two lounges R. Kelly had as part of his studio setup, one of which was his office and the other included a queen-sized sofa bed -- in which there was seemingly a woman at all times. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "R. Kelly Accused of 'Grooming' 14-Year-Old Girl as Sex Pet in New BBC Documentary," 28 Mar. 2018 After settling into a three-bedroom apartment, all five of them slept together on the same sofa bed. Ryan Gillespie,, "Orlando church fair tries to connect Puerto Ricans to jobs, services," 11 Mar. 2018 The five renovated, nautical-toned Ocean Club Suites offer a king bed, queen sofa bed, two flat-screen TVs, granite fireplace, jetted tub and walk-in shower, and a terrace. Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle, "Suite Spot: Sweeping vistas at Bodega Bay Lodge," 28 Dec. 2017 His home had been transformed into a motel and soup kitchen of sorts, because of his two extra bedrooms and large furniture, including a couple of sofa beds where people were crashing. Caitlin Dickerson And Luis FerrÉ-sadurnÍ, New York Times, "‘Like Going Back in Time’: Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use," 24 Oct. 2017

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sofa bed

: a sofa that can be folded out to form a bed

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