Definition of Cushion in English :

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Cushion meaning in English

Meaning of Cushion in English

Pronunciation of Cushion in English

Cushion pronunciation in English

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Cushion

see synonyms of cushion

Noun

1. cushion, shock, shock absorber

a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

Example Sentences:
'the old car needed a new set of shocks'

2. cushion

the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

3. cushion

a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.

Verb

4. buffer, cushion, soften

protect from impact

Example Sentences:
'cushion the blow'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Cushion

see synonyms of cushion
noun
1. 
a bag made of cloth, leather, plastic, etc, filled with feathers, air, or other yielding substance, used for sitting on, leaning against, etc
2. 
something resembling a cushion in function or appearance, esp one to support or pad or to absorb shock
3. 
the resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table
4.  another name for pillow (sense 2)
5.  short for air cushion
6. 
a capital, used in Byzantine, Romanesque, and Norman architecture, in the form of a bowl with a square top
verb (transitive)
7. 
to place on or as on a cushion
8. 
to provide with cushions
9. 
to lessen or suppress the effects of
10. 
to protect, esp against hardship or change
11. 
a. 
to check the motion of (a mechanism) gently, esp by the compression of trapped fluid in a cylinder
b. 
to provide with a means of absorbing shock

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Cushion

see synonyms of cushion
noun
1. 
a pillow or soft pad for sitting or kneeling on, or reclining against; specif., a removable one forming part of a sofa, chair, etc.
2. 
a thing like a cushion in shape, softness, or use, as a small pillow used in lace-making, padding of various sorts, etc.
3. 
a fatty or fibrous padlike part of the body
4. 
anything serving to absorb shock, as air or steam in some machines, the elastic inner rim of a billiard table, or a soft, padded insole
5. 
anything that moderates an adverse effect, relieves a distressing condition, provides comfort, etc.
verb transitive
6. 
to provide with a cushion or cushions
7. 
a. 
to seat or set on a cushion
b. 
to prop up with a cushion or cushions
8. 
to hide or suppress, as if under a cushion
9. 
to absorb (shock or noise)
10. 
to act as a cushion, as in protecting from shock or injury, moderating ill effects, relieving distress, etc.
the bush cushioned his fall

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Cushion

see synonyms of cushion
n.
1. A pad or pillow with a soft filling, used for resting, reclining, or kneeling.
2. Something resilient used as a rest, support, or shock absorber.
3. A mat placed or attached beneath carpeting to provide softness and increase durability.
4. A padlike body part.
5. Games The rim bordering the playing surface of a billiard table.
6. A pillow used in lacemaking.
7. Something that mitigates or relieves an adverse effect: extra funds serving as a cushion against future inflation.
tr.v. cush·ioned, cush·ion·ing, cush·ions
1. To provide with a cushion: cushion a bench.
2. To place or seat on a cushion.
3. To cover or hide (something) with or as if with a cushion.
4. To protect from impacts or other disturbing effects: an automobile suspension that cushions the ride.
5. To mitigate the effects of; absorb the shock of: cushion a blow.

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