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pil·low

 (pĭl′ō)
n.
1. A cloth case stuffed with something soft, such as down, feathers, or foam rubber, used to cushion a part of the body, especially the head during sleep.
2. A decorative cushion.
3. The pad on which bobbin lace is made.
v. pil·lowed, pil·low·ing, pil·lows
v.tr.
1. To rest (one's head) on or as if on a pillow.
2. To serve as a pillow for: Grass pillowed my head.
v.intr.
1. To rest on or as if on a pillow.
2. To assume the shape of a pillow.

[Middle English, from Old English pyle, pylu, pylw-, from West Germanic *pulwī, from Latin pulvīnus.]

pil′low·y adj.

pillow

(ˈpɪləʊ)
n
1. (Furniture) a cloth case stuffed with feathers, foam rubber, etc, used to support the head, esp during sleep
2. (Knitting & Sewing) Also called: cushion a padded cushion or board on which pillow lace is made
3. anything like a pillow in shape or function
vb (tr)
4. to rest (one's head) on or as if on a pillow
5. to serve as a pillow for
[Old English pylwe, from Latin pulvīnus cushion; compare German Pfühl]

pil•low

(ˈpɪl oʊ)

n.
1. a cloth bag or case filled with feathers, foam rubber, or other soft material, used to cushion the head during sleep or rest.
2. a similar cushion, esp. a small one used for decoration, as on a sofa.
3. anything used to cushion the head: a pillow of moss.
4. a supporting piece or part, as the block on which the inner end of a bowsprit rests.
v.t.
5. to rest on or as if on a pillow.
6. to support with pillows.
7. to serve as a pillow for.
v.i.
8. to rest on or as if on a pillow.
[before 900; Middle English pilwe, Old English pylu < Latin pulvīnus cushion]

pillow


Past participle: pillowed
Gerund: pillowing

Imperative
pillow
pillow
Present
I pillow
you pillow
he/she/it pillows
we pillow
you pillow
they pillow
Preterite
I pillowed
you pillowed
he/she/it pillowed
we pillowed
you pillowed
they pillowed
Present Continuous
I am pillowing
you are pillowing
he/she/it is pillowing
we are pillowing
you are pillowing
they are pillowing
Present Perfect
I have pillowed
you have pillowed
he/she/it has pillowed
we have pillowed
you have pillowed
they have pillowed
Past Continuous
I was pillowing
you were pillowing
he/she/it was pillowing
we were pillowing
you were pillowing
they were pillowing
Past Perfect
I had pillowed
you had pillowed
he/she/it had pillowed
we had pillowed
you had pillowed
they had pillowed
Future
I will pillow
you will pillow
he/she/it will pillow
we will pillow
you will pillow
they will pillow
Future Perfect
I will have pillowed
you will have pillowed
he/she/it will have pillowed
we will have pillowed
you will have pillowed
they will have pillowed
Future Continuous
I will be pillowing
you will be pillowing
he/she/it will be pillowing
we will be pillowing
you will be pillowing
they will be pillowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pillowing
you have been pillowing
he/she/it has been pillowing
we have been pillowing
you have been pillowing
they have been pillowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pillowing
you will have been pillowing
he/she/it will have been pillowing
we will have been pillowing
you will have been pillowing
they will have been pillowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pillowing
you had been pillowing
he/she/it had been pillowing
we had been pillowing
you had been pillowing
they had been pillowing
Conditional
I would pillow
you would pillow
he/she/it would pillow
we would pillow
you would pillow
they would pillow
Past Conditional
I would have pillowed
you would have pillowed
he/she/it would have pillowed
we would have pillowed
you would have pillowed
they would have pillowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pillow - a cushion to support the head of a sleeping personpillow - a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
bed pillow - a soft pillow for use on a bed
bolster, long pillow - a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
Verb1.pillow - rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

pillow

noun cushion, bolster, headrest I sleep with his photograph under my pillow.
Translations
وِسَادَةوِسادَهيُوَسِّد، يَضَعُ رأسَه على الوسادَه
polštářspočinoutpoložit
pudehovedpudehvile
kuseno
tyyny
jastuk
lepihentetpárnavánkos
bantal
koddiliggja á kodda
베개
priglaustiužvalkalas
likt uz spilvenanolikt uz spilvenapieglaustspilvens
blazina
kudde
หมอน
gối

pillow

[ˈpɪləʊ]
A. Nalmohada f
B. VTapoyar
she pillowed her head on my shoulderapoyó la cabeza en mi hombro
C. CPD pillow fight Nlucha f de almohadas
pillow talk Nconversaciones fpl de alcoba

pillow

[ˈpɪləʊ] noreiller m pillow fight

pillow

n(Kopf)kissen nt
vtbetten

pillow

:
pillowcase
n(Kopf)kissenbezug m
pillow fight
pillow lace
nKlöppel-/Kissenspitzen pl
pillow lava
n (Geol) → Kissenlava f
pillowslip
pillow talk
nBettgeflüster nt

pillow

[ˈpɪləʊ] ncuscino, guanciale m

pillow

(ˈpiləu) noun
a kind of cushion for the head, especially on a bed.
verb
to rest (one's head). He pillowed his head on her breast.
ˈpillowcase/ˈpillowslip nouns
a cover for a pillow. They bought linen sheets and pillowcases.

pillow

وِسَادَة polštář pude Kissen μαξιλάρι almohada tyyny oreiller jastuk cuscino 베개 kussen pute poduszka almofada, travesseiro подушка kudde หมอน yastık gối 枕头

pillow

n. almohada; [inflatable] almohadilla, cojín.

pillow

n almohada
References in classic literature ?
She woke Meg with a "Merry Christmas," and bade her see what was under her pillow.
Alice took a pillow into her arms and held it tightly against her breasts.
At that instant Tom flashed a pocket electric lamp he had taken from beneath his pillow and in the gleam of it he and Ned saw fluttering about the tent some dark, shadow-like form, at the sight of which Tom's chum cried:
Pavel snatched the cup and drank, then made Peter give him the bottle and slipped it under his pillow, grinning disagreeably, as if he had outwitted someone.
She soon came back and sat on the edge of the bed, leaning her head down on the pillow.
You have driven their tribes from the seashore, and would now believe what their enemies say, that you may sleep at night upon an easy pillow.
IT still lacked half an hour of sunrise, when Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon--we will not say awoke, it being doubtful whether the poor lady had so much as closed her eyes during the brief night of midsummer--but, at all events, arose from her solitary pillow, and began what it would be mockery to term the adornment of her person.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
I fairly held my breath a minute, and even from my glimmering taper there was light enough to show how he smiled up at me from his pillow.
Poor Lazarus there, chattering his teeth against the curbstone for his pillow, and shaking off his tatters with his shiverings, he might plug up both ears with rags, and put a corn-cob into his mouth, and yet that would not keep out the tempestuous Euroclydon.
All by his own request, also, biscuits were then ranged round the sides within: a flask of fresh water was placed at the head, and a small bag of woody earth scraped up in the hold at the foot; and a piece of sail-cloth being rolled up for a pillow, Queequeg now entreated to be lifted into his final bed, that he might make trial of its comforts, if any it had.
This town is stilish, gay and fair, And full of wellthy riches rare, But I would pillow on my arm The thought of my sweet Brookside Farm.