from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long upholstered seat typically with a back and arms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An upholstered seat, typically having sides and back, long enough to accommodate two or more people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long seat, usually with a cushioned bottom, back, and ends; -- much used as a comfortable piece of furniture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long seat or settee with a stuffed bottom and raised stuffed back and ends; a bench or settee upholstered with permanent cushions. See cut under settee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an upholstered seat for more than one person
What your seeing in pics is ONLY the "Love seat", the * sofa* is larger/longer of course (unable to take pic of sofa since it lies underneath the loveseat, no room for pic)
A sofa is a word adapted into English from Arabic, by way of Aramaic.
Your discovery of a glass eye in the fold of your sofa is a lucky omen.
In any commercial for beer or snack food, one of the guys on the sofa is always black.
There is certainly a degree of personal animus in some of the attacks and with the increasing polarization of the political debate in the country, this question of Tony Blair's personal style -- I mean, we saw, for example, the Butler Report in it's very veiled and rather elegant way, criticizing his what they call sofa cabinet, the fact that everything is done very informally, off the record with just a few select advisors.
Wilson points out that in Cowper's The Taska paradigm for the sentimental construction of nature in the later eighteenth centurythe sofa is the site of "female industry" (165) that the narrator turns from "to the serious business of composing poetry outdoors among real flowers" (168).
Mexico; the sofa is placed against the wall and the chairs form a circle around it; the visitor is given the sofa, which is the "seat of honor," and the family sit in the circle, the eldest nearest the sofa; the visitor expects to be asked to play the piano, which she does in fine style, and then the hostess must play after her or commit
After reviewing several episodes, I see that the real gift she gives to her boys, from my seat on the sofa, is to leave them entirely to their own devices.
My sofa is discolored on one arm, possibly by newsprint or dirt from my arm.
The modern barrel back chairs that are paired with the white sofa is absolutely wicked!