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cush·ion

 (ko͝osh′ən)
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.

[Middle English cushin, from Old French coussin, from Vulgar Latin *coxīnum, from Latin coxa, hip.]

cush′ion·y adj.

cushion

(ˈkʊʃən)
n
1. (Furniture) 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. (Billiards & Snooker) the resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table
4. (Knitting & Sewing) another name for pillow2
5. (Aeronautics) short for air cushion
6. (Architecture) a capital, used in Byzantine, Romanesque, and Norman architecture, in the form of a bowl with a square top
vb (tr)
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. (Mechanical Engineering)
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
[from Latin culcita mattress]
ˈcushiony adj

cush•ion

(ˈkʊʃ ən)

n.
1. a soft pad or bag filled with feathers, air, foam rubber, etc., used to sit, lie, or lean on.
2. anything similar in form or function, as a pad used to prevent excessive pressure or chafing.
3. something to absorb or counteract a shock, jar, or jolt, as a body of air or steam.
4. something that lessens the effects of hardship or distress.
5. any anatomical part resembling a pad.
6. the resilient raised rim encircling the top of a billiard table.
8. a pillow used in lacemaking.
v.t.
9. to place on or support by a cushion.
10. to furnish with a cushion or cushions.
11. to lessen or soften the effects of: to cushion a blow.
12. to cover or conceal with or as if with a cushion.
13. to check the motion of (a piston or the like) by a cushion, as of steam.
[1300–50; Middle English cuisshin < Anglo-French; Middle French coussin « Latin cōx(a) hip + -īnus -ine3; see coxa]
cush′ion•y, adj.

cushion


Past participle: cushioned
Gerund: cushioning

Imperative
cushion
cushion
Present
I cushion
you cushion
he/she/it cushions
we cushion
you cushion
they cushion
Preterite
I cushioned
you cushioned
he/she/it cushioned
we cushioned
you cushioned
they cushioned
Present Continuous
I am cushioning
you are cushioning
he/she/it is cushioning
we are cushioning
you are cushioning
they are cushioning
Present Perfect
I have cushioned
you have cushioned
he/she/it has cushioned
we have cushioned
you have cushioned
they have cushioned
Past Continuous
I was cushioning
you were cushioning
he/she/it was cushioning
we were cushioning
you were cushioning
they were cushioning
Past Perfect
I had cushioned
you had cushioned
he/she/it had cushioned
we had cushioned
you had cushioned
they had cushioned
Future
I will cushion
you will cushion
he/she/it will cushion
we will cushion
you will cushion
they will cushion
Future Perfect
I will have cushioned
you will have cushioned
he/she/it will have cushioned
we will have cushioned
you will have cushioned
they will have cushioned
Future Continuous
I will be cushioning
you will be cushioning
he/she/it will be cushioning
we will be cushioning
you will be cushioning
they will be cushioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cushioning
you have been cushioning
he/she/it has been cushioning
we have been cushioning
you have been cushioning
they have been cushioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cushioning
you will have been cushioning
he/she/it will have been cushioning
we will have been cushioning
you will have been cushioning
they will have been cushioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cushioning
you had been cushioning
he/she/it had been cushioning
we had been cushioning
you had been cushioning
they had been cushioning
Conditional
I would cushion
you would cushion
he/she/it would cushion
we would cushion
you would cushion
they would cushion
Past Conditional
I would have cushioned
you would have cushioned
he/she/it would have cushioned
we would have cushioned
you would have cushioned
they would have cushioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cushion - a mechanical dampercushion - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
air spring, air cushion - a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
damper, muffler - a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
suspension system, suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
2.cushion - the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
layer, bed - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
3.cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
inflatable cushion, air cushion - a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated
gaddi - a cushion on a throne for a prince in India
hassock - a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
head restraint, headrest - a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
cushioning, padding - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
pillow - a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
pincushion - a small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use
seat cushion - a cushion that makes a seat more comfortable
throw pillow - a small cushion that is used for decorative purposes
Verb1.cushion - protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

cushion

noun
1. pillow, pad, bolster, headrest, beanbag, scatter cushion, hassock, squab Her leg was propped up on two cushions.
2. protection, cover, security, defence, guard, barrier, shield, safeguard, buffer, bulwark Housing benefit provides a cushion against hardship.
verb
1. protect, support, bolster, cradle, buttress The suspension is designed to cushion passengers from the effects of riding over rough roads.
2. soften, dampen, muffle, mitigate, deaden, suppress, stifle He spoke gently, trying to cushion the blow of rejection.
Translations
وِسَادَةوِسادَهوِسادَه، مِخَدَّهيُهَمِّـد الصَّدمـه
polštářztlumitpolštářekvypoltářovatzmírnit
pudehyndeafbødebande
tyynyvallipehmentääpehmuste
jastuk
kipárnázpárnavánkos
draga úrloftpúîisessa; púîi, koddi
クッション
쿠션
amortizuotipagalvėlė
mīkstinātpolsterējumsspilvensstarplika
blazina
kuddemildravalldämpadyna
หมอนอิง
yastıketkisini hafifletmek/azaltmakminder
бортбуферподушка
đệm

cushion

[ˈkʊʃən]
A. N (gen) → cojín m; [of chair, for knees etc] → almohadilla f; [of air, moss] → colchón m; (= edge of billiard table) → banda f
B. VT [+ blow, fall] → amortiguar
to cushion sb against sthproteger a algn de algo
C. CPD cushion cover Nfunda f de cojín

cushion

[ˈkʊʃən]
n
(for sitting on, on chair, sofa)coussin m cushion cover, floor cushion
[air] → coussin m
[snooker table] → bande f
vt
[+ shock] → amortir; [+ blow, impact] → amortir
[+ fall] → amortir
[+ seat] → rembourrercushion cover nhousse f de coussin

cushion

nKissen nt; (= pad, fig: = buffer) → Polster nt; (Billiards) → Bande f; a stroke off the cushionein Stoß mgegen die Bande; a cushion of air/mossein Luftkissen nt/Moospolster nt; cushion coverKissenüberzug m, → Kissenbezug m
vt
(= absorb, soften) fall, blowauffangen, dämpfen; (fig) disappointmentdämpfen
(fig: = protect) to cushion somebody against somethingjdn gegen etw abschirmen, jdn vor etw (dat)behüten; he cushioned the vase against his chester barg die Vase an seiner Brust
(Billiards) ballgegen die Bande spielen

cushion

[ˈkʊʃn]
1. ncuscino; (of billiard table) → sponda (elastica)
2. vt (blow, fall, shock) → attutire, fare da cuscinetto a
to cushion sb against sth → proteggere qn da qc

cushion

(ˈkuʃən) noun
1. a bag of cloth etc filled with soft material, eg feathers etc, used for support or to make a seat more comfortable. I'll sit on a cushion on the floor.
2. any similar support. A hovercraft travels on a cushion of air.
verb
to lessen the force of a blow etc. The soft sand cushioned his fall.

cushion

وِسَادَة polštář pude Kissen μαξιλαράκι cojín tyyny coussin jastuk cuscino クッション 쿠션 kussen pute poduszka almofada диванная подушка kudde หมอนอิง yastık đệm 坐垫

cush·ion

n. cojinete, cojín.

cushion

n cojín m; vt acojinar
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It's the sort Father used to tell us," said Beth thoughtfully, putting the needles straight on Jo's cushion.
Mamma would advance to meet him, with outstretched hand; the virgin daughter, elderly as he has now got to be,--an old widower, as he smilingly describes himself,--would shake up the cushion for the Judge, and do her pretty utmost to make him comfortable.
At the other end, though partly muffled by a curtain, it was more powerfully illuminated by one of those embowed hall windows which we read of in old books, and which was provided with a deep and cushion seat.
We had left Miles indoors, on the red cushion of a deep window seat; he had wished to finish a book, and I had been glad to encourage a purpose so laudable in a young man whose only defect was an occasional excess of the restless.
First you wrap a layer or two of blanket around your body, for a sort of cushion and to keep off the cold iron; then you put on your sleeves and shirt of chain mail -- these are made of small steel links woven together, and they form a fabric so flexible that if you toss your shirt onto the floor, it slumps into a pile like a peck of wet fish-net; it is very heavy and is nearly the uncomfortablest material in the world for a night shirt, yet plenty used it for that -- tax collectors, and reformers, and one-horse kings with a defective title, and those sorts of people; then you put on your shoes -- flat-boats roofed over with interleaving bands of steel -- and screw your clumsy spurs into the heels.
The stems of the trees are trim and straight, and in many places all the ground is hidden for miles under a thick cushion of moss of a vivid green color, with not a decayed or ragged spot in its surface, and not a fallen leaf or twig to mar its immaculate tidiness.
Wilson began to study Luigi's palm, tracing life lines, heart lines, head lines, and so on, and noting carefully their relations with the cobweb of finer and more delicate marks and lines that enmeshed them on all sides; he felt of the fleshy cushion at the base of the thumb and noted its shape; he felt of the fleshy side of the hand between the wrist and the base of the little finger and noted its shape also; he painstakingly examined the fingers, observing their form, proportions, and natural manner of disposing themselves when in repose.
And there were lovely horses and animals in cages, and clowns on horseback; and at the very end came a little red and gold chariot drawn by two ponies, and in it, sitting on a velvet cushion, was the snake charmer, all dressed in satin and spangles.
I continued, turning to an obscure cushion full of something like cats.
In the corner of the sofa there was a cushion, and in the velvet which covered it there was a hole, and out of the hole peeped a tiny head with a pair of tightened eyes in it.
Old Mazey went out alone and used his influence with Dawkes, who, staring in stolid amazement, put a leather cushion on the cart-seat for his fellow-traveler.
On some hay on the ground, with a cushion thrown under his head, lay a handsome peasant boy--a boy of not more than seventeen at the most.