[<< wiktionary] coucher
== English ==


=== Etymology ===
From Middle English coucher, from Anglo-Norman; equivalent to couch +‎ -er


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈkaʊtʃə(ɹ)/


=== Noun ===
coucher (plural couchers)

One who couches.
(papermaking) One who couches paper.
(Britain, law, obsolete) A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic.

The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts.


=== Anagrams ===
courche, recouch


== French ==


=== Etymology ===
From Middle French coucher, from Old French couchier, inherited from Latin collocāre, present active infinitive of collocō (“place, put, assemble”). Doublet of colloquer. Cognate with Spanish colgar and colocar, and with Romanian culca. Cognate with English couch and collocate.


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ku.ʃe/


=== Verb ===
coucher

(transitive) to lay, to lay down
(transitive) to put to bed, to put up (a lodger)
(reflexive) to go to bed
(transitive, agriculture) to lodge, to beat down (wheat)
(transitive) to layer (branches)
(transitive) to slant (writing)
(transitive, military) to aim at
(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.
(intransitive) to spend the night
(intransitive) to lodge
(intransitive) to pack off to bed
coucher avec — to sleep with


==== Conjugation ====


==== Synonyms ====
(to go to bed) aller au lit, se pieuter


==== Derived terms ====
à coucher dehors
chambre à coucher
comme on fait son lit on se couche
coucher sur le papier
se coucher avec les poules
vélo couché
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi


==== Descendants ====
→ German: kusch
→ Italian: cucciare


=== Noun ===
coucher m (plural couchers)

going to bed
bedding
room and board
setting (sun)
coucher de soleil — sunset, sundown


=== Further reading ===
“coucher” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


== Middle English ==


=== Alternative forms ===
cochour, cowchour, cowchur, cowcher


=== Etymology ===
From Anglo-Norman; equivalent to couche +‎ -er.


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈkuːtʃər/, /ˈkuːtʃuːr/


=== Noun ===
coucher (plural couchers)

A worker of inlaid gems and metals.
A book containing prayers; a prayer-book.
(rare) One who lies in bed (either due to necessity or laziness).
(rare) A breed of dog.


==== Descendants ====
English: coucher
Scots: coocher


==== References ====
“cǒuchǒur, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-20.


== Middle French ==


=== Alternative forms ===
couchier


=== Etymology ===
From Old French couchier.


=== Verb ===
coucher

(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 ====
French: coucher


=== Noun ===
coucher m (plural couchers)

setting (of the sun)