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Definition of Cushion

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upholster; reduce; protect; soften
pillow, soft padded object
Cushion Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
  
(v. t.)
To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
  
(v. t.)
To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
  
(n.)
the elastic edge of a billiard table.
  
(n.)
Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
  
(n.)
A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
  
(n.)
a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
  
(n.)
a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
  
(n.)
A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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cushion
\cush"ion\ (k??sh"?n), n. [oe. cuischun, quisshen, of. coissin, cuissin, f. coussin, fr. (assumed) ll. culcitinum, dim. of l. culcita cushion, mattress, pillow. see quilt, and cf. counterpoint a coverlet.]
1. a case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad. two cushions stuffed with straw, the seat to raise.
2. anything resembling a cushion in properties or use; as: (a) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf; (b) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston; (c) the elastic edge of a billiard table.
3. a riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
cushion
capital.(arch.) a capital so sculptured as to appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature. (b) a name given to a form of capital, much used in the romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical faces.
cushion
star (zo?l.) a pentagonal starfish belonging to goniaster, astrogonium, and other allied genera; -- so called from its form.
cushion
\cush"ion\ (k??sh"?n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. cushioned (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. cushioning.] 1. to seat or place on, or as on a cushion. many who are cushioned on thrones would have remained in obscurity.
2. to furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
3. to conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.


  similar words(10) 



 cushion star 
 cushion dance 
 cushion capital 
 cushion calamint 
 king`s cushion 
 inflatable cushion 
 air cushion 
 altar cushion 
 lady`s cushion 
 cushion tire 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Clustog = n. a cushion, a pillow
Clustogi = v. to cushion
Panel = n. thick platting of straw cushion of a pack saddle
Trwl = n. pack, cushion
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
(synonym) shock absorber, shock
(hypernym) damper, muffler
(hyponym) air cushion, air spring
(part-holonym) suspension, suspension system
(derivation) buffer, soften
2. a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
(hypernym) padding, cushioning
(hyponym) air cushion, inflatable cushion

Verb
1. protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
(synonym) buffer, soften
(hypernym) modify
(derivation) shock absorber, shock
Cushion Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a column of water or drilling fluid placed inside drill pipe or tubing to prevent it from being crushed by the hydrostatic pressure of the fluid in the annulus of the wellbore. Usually the pipe or tubing is full of fluid, but in certain operations it is necessary to run the pipe or tubing nearly empty to maintain less pressure inside the pipe than in the annulus. In such cases, a cushion may be needed to prevent collapse of the pipe.
Cushion Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of reclining on silken cushions, foretells that your ease will be procured at the expense of others; but to see the cushions, denotes that you will prosper in business and love-making. For a young woman to dream of making silken cushions, implies that she will be a bride before many months.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Cushion Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
See seat cushion.
Cushion Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A cushion is a soft bag of some ornamental material, stuffed with wool, hair, feathers, polyester staple fiber, non-woven material, or even paper torn into fragments. It may be used for sitting or kneeling upon, or to soften the hardness or angularity of a chair or couch.

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Cushion Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bowling Termes 1.0
Padding at rear of pit to absorb shock of ball and pins.
Cushion Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
Top portion of a racetrack.