follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

love seat

noun
1.
a chair or small upholstered sofa for two persons.
Also called courting chair.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for love seat

love seat

noun
1.
a small upholstered sofa for two people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for love seat

wide chair capable of, if not necessarily designed for, accommodating two people, whose intentions are implied in the name. The makers of early examples, in the late 17th and the 18th centuries, were not motivated by the amorous considerations with which later generations have credited them; their concern was allowing more space for the ample dresses of the period

Learn more about love seat with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for love seat

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for love

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends