settee


settee
(BrE) noun
ADJECTIVE
comfortable, comfy (informal)
leather, etc.
three-seater, two-seater
VERB + SETTEE
sit (down) on

He slumped down exhausted on the settee.

lie on
fall asleep on
PREPOSITION
on the settee

She found her glasses lying on the settee.

PHRASES
the arm of a settee, the back of a settee

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Settee — Set*tee , n. [From {Set}; cf. {Settle} a seat.] A long seat with a back, made to accommodate several persons at once. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Settee — Set*tee , n. [F. sc[ e]tie, scitie.] (Naut.) A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean. [Written also {setee}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • settee — long seat with back and arms, 1716, perhaps a variant of SETTLE (Cf. settle) (n.), or a dim. of SET (Cf. set) (v.) act of setting …   Etymology dictionary

  • settee — ► NOUN ▪ a long upholstered seat for more than one person, typically with a back and arms. ORIGIN perhaps a variant of SETTLE(Cf. ↑settleable) …   English terms dictionary

  • settee — [se tē′] n. [prob. altered < SETTLE1] 1. a seat or bench with a back, usually for two or three people 2. a small or medium sized sofa …   English World dictionary

  • settee — /set tee /, n. a seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered. [1710 20; perh. var. of SETTLE2] * * * ▪ furniture also called  sofa         an upholstered seat with back and arms (sometimes upholstered),… …   Universalium

  • settee — UK [seˈtiː] / US [seˈtɪ] noun [countable] Word forms settee : singular settee plural settees British a long soft comfortable chair for two or three people …   English dictionary

  • settee — [[t]seti͟ː[/t]] settees N COUNT A settee is a long comfortable seat with a back and arms, which two or more people can sit on. Syn: couch, sofa …   English dictionary

  • settee — noun Etymology: alteration of settle Date: 1716 1. a long seat with a back 2. a medium sized sofa with arms and a back …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • settee — noun /sɛˈti/ a) A long seat with a back, made to accommodate several persons at once. b) A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean …   Wiktionary


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