settee

Definitions

  • Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak
    Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n settee a small sofa
    • n settee a long wooden bench with a back
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Detail of the Oak Settee Detail of the Oak Settee
CHIPPENDALE SETTEE; WALNUT CHIPPENDALE SETTEE; WALNUT
CHIPPENDALE SETTEE, OAK CHIPPENDALE SETTEE, OAK
HEPPELWHITE SETTEE, MAHOGANY HEPPELWHITE SETTEE, MAHOGANY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Settee A long seat with a back, -- made to accommodate several persons at once.
    • n Settee (Naut) A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, -- used in the Mediterranean.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n settee A seat or bench of a particular form. A sofa; especially, a sofa of peculiar pattern, as a short one for two persons only (compare tėte-à-tête), or one having two or three chair-backs instead of a continuous back.
    • n settee A small part taken off from a long and large sofa by a kind of arm: thus, a long sofa may have a settee at each end partly cut off from the body of the piece.
    • n settee A vessel with one deck and a very long sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used on the Mediterranean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Settee se-tē′ a long seat with a back, esp. a sofa for two.
    • n Settee se-tē′ a single-decked Mediterranean vessel with long prow and lateen sails.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Set; cf. Settle a seat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. It. saettia.

Usage

In literature:

Madame was sitting on the settee.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Scarsdale improvised a bed on a settee, and, using his coat as a pillow, passed a fairly comfortable night.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
At one end there was a raised platform, the rest of the room was filled with wooden settees.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
He drew his friend to a corner settee.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Take off your things and lay them on that settee by the door.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
I was on the old settee after supper, as usual.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
The Princess had moved forward and leaned now with her chin on her open palm, and one foot upon the settee near the door.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The captain dusted off the wooden settee, and pulled out all his chairs, for the True Treds were meeting as if in council.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
The tall man lit a cigar, threw himself into an easy attitude on the settee, opened a richly-bound volume, and waited.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
She was still standing against the pale blue settee, leaning against it for support.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
Cleo was lounging on her gilded settee, obviously arrayed to receive him in the hope of his calling.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Some very odd settees which I coveted were in the nave.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
She took her place on a brocaded settee with the air of a statue of Juno choosing a pedestal, and began to draw off her gloves.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Marion drew her over to the settee, and she had her cry out.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
The man started up on the settee, aroused to dangerous enthusiasm by astonishment.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
I put a blue veil around my beehive, and wilted down into my corner of the settee.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Dowagers sought the rose-colored settees against the walls.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
He shut the door and throwing himself on a wicker settee he opened the basket, which until now he had kept tight clasped in his hand.
"A Transient Guest" by Edgar Saltus
Hat-stand and oak settee belonged equally to my past.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
She flung herself away from his gesture of endearment and buried her cheeks in the cushion of the faded old settee.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
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In news:

View full size THE OREGONIAN This sweet settee makes a lovely spot to rest.
Settees are quite admirable on verandas and take up less space than two chairs and are more comfortable.
Logan settee in walnut by Patagonia , 323-230-7512.
You won't find lavender-sprigged ruffles or painted pine settees at this French house.
The presence of Pippin — a mellow, handsome, 12-year-old black Lab — curled up on a velvet settee is the first clue that HAIR BY CHARLIE isn't your typical Dallas salon.
The salon's port settee, with its lovely inlaid table, is the natural place for lunch.
Mabel—contructed from Eurpoean hardwood and upholstered in a linen exclusively designed by Donna Wilson for British brand SCP—brings a bit of fun to the living room, and we'd very happily lounge on this bright settee.
Here's tips on finding the most suitable settee for your space.
Antique settee, his and her chairs.
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