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divan

noun

1 divan

A long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall).

Roget 696: council, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Lat.], court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.    senate, senatus [Lat.], parliament, ... show more

Roget 747: scepter, regalia, caduceus; Mercury's rod, Mercury's staff, Mercury's wand; rod of empire, mace, fasces, wand; staff, staff of office; baton, truncheon; ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 966: tribunal, court, board, bench, judicatory; court of justice, court of law, court of arbitration, administrative court; inquisition; guild.    justice seat; judgment seat, mercy seat; ... show more

Dutch: couch, divan, divanbed
Polish: tapczan



2 divan

A Muslim council of state.

synonym: diwan.

3 divan

A collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author).

synonym: diwan.

4 divan

A Muslim council chamber or law court.

synonym: diwan.


Moby thesaurus: British Cabinet, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, advisory body, advisory council, assembly, association, bench, board, body of advisers, borough council, brain trust, cabinet, camarilla, chamber, city council, common council, conference, congress, consultative assembly ... show more.

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