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Sofa may refer to:

In general:

In music:

  • Any of four bands of overlapping eras:
    • Sofa (Dutch band), a post-indie band active since the late 1990s
    • Sofa (American band), a post-grunge funk band active through the 1990s
    • Sofa (Canadian band), a Montreal-based band that was active from 1993 to 1997
    • Sofa (Thai band), a Thai band active from 2001
      • Not to be confused with the band Couch
  • "Sofa #1" and "Sofa #2" are tracks on the 1975 album One Size Fits All album by Frank Zappa

As an abbreviation SOFA:

  • SOFA, which stands for Status of Forces Agreement, an agreement between a country and a foreign nation stationing military forces in that country.
  • SOFA, an abbreviation for the international expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA NEW YORK & SOFA CHICAGO)
  • SOFA, an abbreviation for Soft Out of Focus Area, and alternative to the term Bokeh
  • SOFA score, an acronym for Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score
  • SOFA district, a neighbourhood in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • SOFA (Simulation Open Framework Architecture), an Open Source framework primarily targeted at real-time physical simulation
  • SOFA component system, an Open Source framework for designing and implementing component-based applications
  • SOFA (Astronomy), Standards of Fundamental Astronomy software libraries

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

SOFA, a long couch with stuffed back, arms and seat, to hold two or more persons. The word is of Arabic origin, and is an adaptation of suffah, couch, from root saffa - to draw up in line. According to Richardson, Diet. of Eng. Lang. quoted by Skeat, the Arabic suffah was particularly a reclining place of wood or stone placed before the doors of Oriental houses. In the history of furniture the sofa was a development of the straight backed settee. It was not so much therefore a long chair or combination of chairs, as a seat or couch for reclining. The early 19thcentury type had a back with a single arm at one end, the other being left open. The most favoured modern form is that known as the Chesterfield, with double arms and back, heavily padded. (See also SETTEE.)


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also sofa, and sófa

German

Noun

Sofa n (plural: Sofas)

  1. sofa







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