Meaning of “sofa” in the English Dictionary

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"sofa" in British English

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sofanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsəʊ.fə/ us /ˈsoʊ.fə/ UK also settee

A2 a long, soft seat with a back and usually arms, on which more than one person can sit at the same time

Examples

  • They settled down on the sofa to watch the film.
  • The children sat side by side on the sofa watching television.
  • I sat down on the sofa next to Barbara.
  • I just want to get home and stretch out on the sofa.
  • The children had smeared peanut butter all over the sofa.

(Definition of “sofa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sofa" in American English

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sofanoun [ C ]

us /ˈsoʊ·fə/

a long, soft seat with a back and usually arms, large enough for two or more people to sit on; a couch

(Definition of “sofa” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)