Associations to the word «Cushion»

Wiktionary

CUSHION, noun. A soft mass of material stuffed into a cloth bag, used for comfort or support; for sitting on, kneeling on, resting one's head on etc.
CUSHION, noun. Something acting as a cushion, especially to absorb a shock or impact.
CUSHION, noun. A pad on which gilders cut gold leaf.
CUSHION, noun. A mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston.
CUSHION, noun. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) The lip around a table in cue sports which absorbs some of the impact of the billiard balls and bounces them back.
CUSHION, noun. (figuratively) a sufficient quantity of an intangible object (like points or minutes) to allow for some of those points, for example, to be lost without hurting one's chances for successfully completing an objective.
CUSHION, noun. (obsolete) A riotous dance, formerly common at weddings.
CUSHION, verb. To furnish with cushions.
CUSHION, verb. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
CUSHION, verb. To absorb or deaden the impact of.
CUSHION, verb. To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.

Dictionary definition

CUSHION, noun. A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks".
CUSHION, noun. The layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle.
CUSHION, noun. A soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc..
CUSHION, verb. Protect from impact; "cushion the blow".

Wise words

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