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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 ?
That was the sort of reward Rose liked, the thanks that cheered her; and whenever she grew very tired, one look at the green shade, the curly head so restless on the pillow, and the poor groping hands, touched her tender heart and put new spirit into the weary voice.
It appears to be established, beyond any reasonable doubt, that he was killed (while he was asleep, or immediately on his waking) by being smothered with a pillow from his bed-- that the persons guilty of murdering him are the three Indians-- and that the object contemplated (and achieved) by the crime, was to obtain possession of the diamond, called the Moonstone.
Wostov, deah fellow, just see how much there is left and shove the purse undah the pillow," he said, and went out to the quartermaster.
All through the first part of this sentence, the sick woman had sat interestedly erect; but at the reference to the jelly she fell back on her pillow listlessly.
Take the heart out of the dead bird and swallow it whole, and early every morning when you get up you will find a gold piece under your pillow.
Jane made a movement as if she were tossing her head on her pillow.
This repulsive pillow was her especial property, being used as a weapon of defense, a barricade, or a stern preventive of too much slumber.
There was the pillow, on which her head would rest at night, within reach of his hands!
And the princess, though very unwilling, took him up in her hand, and put him upon the pillow of her own bed, where he slept all night long.
When Daughtry threw three under the bunk and demanded four, Michael would deliver the three, search about vainly for the fourth, then dance pleadingly with bobs of tail and half-leaps about Steward, and finally leap into the bed and secure the fourth from under the pillow or among the blankets.
Get up, don't go on sleeping," said Yashvin, going behind the partition and giving Petritsky, who was lying with ruffled hair and with his nose in the pillow, a prod on the shoulder.
said the nurse, picking up the cork of the green bottle, which had fallen out on the pillow, as she stooped to take up the child.