Definition of "cushion" []

  • A pad or pillow with a soft filling, used for resting, reclining, or kneeling. (noun)
  • Something resilient used as a rest, support, or shock absorber. (noun)
  • A mat placed or attached beneath carpeting to provide softness and increase durability. (noun)
  • A padlike body part. (noun)
  • Games The rim bordering the playing surface of a billiard table. (noun)
  • A bag made of cloth, leather, plastic, etc, filled with feathers, air, or other yielding substance, used for sitting on, leaning against, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something resembling a cushion in function or appearance, esp one to support or pad or to absorb shock (noun)
  • The resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table (noun)
  • A capital, used in Byzantine, Romanesque, and Norman architecture, in the form of a bowl with a square top (noun)
  • To place on or as on a cushion (verb)
  • To provide with cushions (verb)
  • To lessen or suppress the effects of (verb)
  • To protect, esp against hardship or change (verb)
  • To check the motion of (a mechanism) gently, esp by the compression of trapped fluid in a cylinder (verb)
  • To provide with a means of absorbing shock (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cushion" in a sentence
  • "It can be surrounded by futons or soft cushions depending where I am, in Bangalore the cushion is a must but in Mumbai futon is the right choice."
  • "When the cushion is the right size, cast off your knitting."
  • ""You are over-using the word cushion," protests Clare Davies."