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Webster 1913 Edition


Coucher

Couch′er

(kouch′?r)
,
Noun.
1.
One who couches.
2.
(Paper Manuf.)
One who couches paper.
3.
[Cf. L.
collectarius
.]
(O. Eng. Law)
(a)
A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic.
Blount.
(b)
The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts.
[Obs.]
Cowell.

Webster 1828 Edition


Coucher

COUCHER

,
Noun.
1.
One who couches cataracts.
2.
In old English statutes, a factor; a resident in a country for traffick.
3.
A book in which a religious house register their acts.

Definition 2022


coucher

coucher

English

Noun

coucher (plural couchers)

  1. One who couches.
  2. (papermaking) One who couches paper.
  3. (Britain, law, obsolete) A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)
  4. The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)

French

Etymology

From Middle French coucher, from Old French couchier, inherited from Latin collocāre, present active infinitive of collocō (place, put, assemble).

Pronunciation

Verb

coucher

  1. (transitive) to lay, to lay down
  2. (transitive) to put to bed, to put up (a lodger)
  3. (reflexive) to go to bed
  4. (transitive, agriculture) to lodge, to beat down (wheat)
  5. (transitive) to layer (branches)
  6. (transitive) to slant (writing)
  7. (transitive, military) to aim at
  8. (intransitive) to sleep
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Le soir, Michette est livrée en cul. Durcet prend la Martaine pour coucher dans sa chambre, à l'exemple du duc qui a Duclos et de Curval qui a Fanchon; cette fille prend sur lui le même empire lubrique que Duclos sur le duc.
  9. (intransitive) to spend the night
  10. (intransitive) to lodge
  11. (intransitive) to pack off to bed
    coucher avec to sleep with

Synonyms

Derived terms

Conjugation

Noun

coucher m (plural couchers)

  1. going to bed
  2. bedding
  3. room and board
  4. setting (sun)
    coucher de soleil sunset, sundown

Middle French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French couchier.

Verb

coucher

  1. (transitive) to put to bed

Conjugation

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants

Noun

coucher m (plural couchers)

  1. setting (of the sun)