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Definitions of cushion

  1. protect from impact; "cushion the blow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use Newage Dictionary DB
  6. a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf Newage Dictionary DB
  7. a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston Newage Dictionary DB
  8. the elastic edge of a billiard table. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A pillow or soft pad; the elastic rim of a billiard table. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To seat upon, or furnish with, a soft pad; as, to cushion a chair. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Make the cue ball strike against the rim of a billiard table. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A case filled with some soft, elastic stuff, for resting on: a pillow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To seat on or furnish with a cushion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Bag or case filled with soft materials for resting on; elastic rim of a billiard-table. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To furnish with a cushion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To place on or provide with a cushion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A flexible casing filled with soft material, as feathers; any device to deaden jar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A pad for sitting, leaning, or resting on, stuffed with wool, hair, or other soft material; anything padded; a bag of leather filled with sand, used by engravers to support the plate; a stuffing of fine tow or wool, covered by leather, on a board, used for receiving the leaves of gold from the paper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To seat on a cushion; to furnish with cushions. Lady's cushion, a species of saxifraga. Sea-cushion, sea-pink. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A soft pad or pillow to sit on; any bag filled with soft materials; any stuffed or padded surface; the padded side or edge of a billiard-table. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To furnish with a cushion or cushions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. The central thick region in the prothallus of a fern. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  27. [Middle English] The central thick region in prothallus of fern; appl. habitus of many plants, as in certain alpine species; torus tubarius, prominence behind pharyngeal opening of Eustachian tube; tubercle or elevation of laryngeal surface of epiglottis; embryonic endocardial thickening of wall of atrial canal. na
  28. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; called also cushion dance. dictgcide_fs
  29. koosh'un, n. a case filled with some soft, elastic stuff, for resting on: a pillow: the 'pillow' used in making bone-lace: an engraver's pad: the rubber of an electrical machine: a pad supporting a woman's hair: the elastic lining of the inner side of a billiard-table: a body of steam remaining in the cylinder of a steam-engine, acting as a buffer to the piston.--v.t. to seat on or furnish with a cushion.--p.adj. CUSH'IONED, furnished with a cushion, padded: having cushion-tires.--ns. CUSH'IONET, a little cushion; CUSH'ION-TIRE, a bicycle tire made of india-rubber tubing, with india-rubber stuffing.--adj. CUSH'IONY, like a cushion, soft. [O. Fr. coissin--L. coxinum, coxa, hip.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Mass of soft material stuffed into cloth or silk covering, for sitting, kneeling, reclining, on; pin-c.; pad worn by woman under hair; pad beneath skirt of woman\'s dress; elastic lining of sides of billiard table; steam left in cylinder as buffer to piston; fleshy part of buttock (of pig &c.); frog of horse\'s hoof; c.-tire of bicycle (rubber tubing stuffed with rubber shreds). Hence cushiony a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Furnish with cushions; protect with cushions (also fig.); suppress quietly (complaints &c.); (Billiards) place, leave, (ball) against cushion. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. See Frog. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  33. n. [French] A stuffed case or bag used to sit or recline upon;—hence, any stuffed or padded surface used as a rest or protector. Cabinet Dictionary
  34. A pillow for the seat, a soft pad placed upon a chair. Complete Dictionary

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