from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a couch that can be used as a sofa by day and a bed by night
  • n. long chair for reclining

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an armless couch; a seat by day and a bed by night.
  • n. a long chair; for reclining.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bed used for rest during the day; a lounge or sofa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. convertible consisting of an upholstered couch that can be converted into a double bed
  • n. a long chair; for reclining
  • n. an armless couch; a seat by day and a bed by night


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  • I am insisting on a bed in that room for me, and since Pumpkinpie's daybed is working so well, I am looking at a daybed of simple silver steel tubes, something I can see in a boy's room or a girl's room, really, whereas most daybeds lean towards the feminine.


  • A. has her own room, bathroom and queen bed how will she ever go back to her "daybed"--actually converted crib?

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  • One of my favorite porch pieces is my antique daybed, which is ideal for a summer nap, a great place to read the paper and lots of fun to redo on a regular basis. Home1 RSS feed

  • Here spread out on a daybed is a very large table top ready to go into the iron frame that will support it.

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  • But if your guests are commonly single travelers-a parent, or a college-age kid home from school, or a couch-surfing friend-then the daybed is a great solution.

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  • Proudest DIY: Although it wasn't intended for the nursery to begin with, the art above the daybed is a painting I did of the warehouse building we looked out on from the apartment where we last lived in Brooklyn.


  • This reveals the integrated "daybed", an invitation to take in some rays if ever there was one.

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  • Mnemonic ornament from the cubiculum from the villa of P. Fannius Synistor, 50-40 BCE. In addition to the peripatetic mode of composition preferred by Antonius, Romans meditated in a reclined position — at times in a more public exedra, at others in the more private cubiculum. 119 The linguistic twining of bed and reading, via Cicero's lectulus, continued into the Renaissance: Castiglione includes the interpolation as an exemplary pun in his discussion of an ideal courtier's sense of humor. 120 However, as evident in such quattrocento portraiture as Antonello da Messina's portrait of St. Jerome, the posture for thought had shifted from a reclined to a seated position; Cicero's "daybed" had been replaced as the furniture-for-musing by the reading lectern.

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  • The door swung shut behind us, and I heard a bolt slide into place before he led me to the narrow little daybed and sat down beside me.


  • It was a tiny room with a desk in one corner, a computer on it, and a daybed against the wall.



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