sofa

noun
ADJECTIVE
battered
comfortable, comfy (informal), plush, soft
overstuffed

Amy collapsed on her overstuffed leather sofa.

deep, low-slung (AmE)

She sank into the deep sofa.

chintz, leather, etc.
three-seater, two-seater, etc.
convertible, sleeper (AmE)

The convertible sofa means that the apartment can sleep four.

living-room

I was lying on my living-room sofa.

VERB + SOFA
collapse on/onto, flop (down) on/onto, settle (down) on, sink (down) into/on/onto, sit (down) on, slump (down) on/onto

He slumped back on the sofa in tears.

be sprawled (out) on, lie on, lounge on, recline on, stretch out on

I spent the evening sprawled on the sofa, watching TV.

get up from, jump up from, rise from

He got up from the sofa to fetch some drinks.

hide behind

I might have to hide behind the sofa if the movie gets too scary!

SOFA + NOUN
bed
cushion
PREPOSITION
on the sofa

She was curled up on the sofa.

I fell asleep on the sofa.

I don't mind sleeping on the sofa.

PHRASES
the arm of a/the sofa, the back of a/the sofa, the edge of a/the sofa, the side of a/the sofa

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  • sofa — sofa …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • sofa — [ sɔfa ] n. m. • 1519; ar. soffah 1 ♦ Hist. Estrade élevée couverte de coussins, en Orient. Le grand vizir donnait des audiences sur un sofa. 2 ♦ (1657) Cour. Lit de repos à trois appuis, servant aussi de siège. ⇒ canapé, divan. « Deux larges… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sofa — may refer to:In general: * A piece of furniture also called a couch * SOFA, which stands for Status of Forces Agreement * SOFA, an abbreviation for the international expositions of Sculpture Objects Functional Art (SOFA NEW YORK SOFA CHICAGO) *… …   Wikipedia

  • sofa — SOFÁ, sofale, s.f. Divan îngust, de obicei cu un căpătâi mai ridicat. – Din tc. sofa. Trimis de RACAI, 07.12.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  sofá s. f., art. sofáua, g. d. art. sofálei; pl. sofále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar orto …   Dicționar Român

  • şofa — ŞOFÁ, şofez, vb. I. intranz. A conduce un automobil. – Din şofer (derivat regresiv). Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞOFÁ vb. a conduce. (şofa cu multă siguranţă.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  şofá vb., ind …   Dicționar Român

  • Sofa — Sn std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. sofa m. und it. sofa m., diese aus arab. ṣuffa Ruhebank .    Ebenso nndl. sofa, ne. sofa, nfrz. sofa, sopha, nschw. soffa, nnorw. sofa. ✎ Walz, J. A. ZDW 12 (1910), 197; Littmann (1924), 88f.;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Sofa — So fa, n.; pl. {Sofas}. [Ar. soffah, from saffa to dispose in order: cf. F. sofa, It. sof[ a].] A long seat, usually with a cushioned bottom, back, and ends; much used as a comfortable piece of furniture. [1913 Webster] Let fall the curtains,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sofá — (plural sofás) sustantivo masculino 1. Asiento cómodo, con respaldo y brazos, para dos o más personas: sentarse en el sofá, levantarse del sofá. Locuciones 1. sofá cama Sofá que puede convertirse en cama: El niño duerme en el sofá cama del salón …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • SOFA — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sofa — Sofa: Quelle dieses seit dem Ende des 17. Jh.s bezeugten Fremdwortes ist arab. ṣuffa »Ruhebank«, das mit einer erweiterten Bedeutung »gepolsterte Sitzbank« in die europäischen Sprachen gelangte (beachte gleichbed. it. sofà, frz. sofa, span. sofá …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • sofa — ou sopha (so fa) s. m. 1°   Estrade fort élevée et couverte d un tapis. •   Il faut que ce prince [Moustapha] soit ensorcelé, si de son sofa il ne demande pas la paix à votre trône, VOLT. Lett. Catherine 11, 25 oct. 1770. 2°   Lit de repos à… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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