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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
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Look under your pillows christmas morning, and you will find your guidebook," replied Mrs.
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Unlocking the door of her bath-room she went inside, and soon emerged, bringing a rug, which she spread upon the floor of the gallery, and two huge hair pillows covered with crash, which she placed against the front of the building.
It is but too true, that after leading you into danger by my heedlessness, I have not even the merit of guarding your pillows as should become a soldier.
Mortal hands could not lay spread smoother, adjust pillows more accurately, sweep and dust and arrange more perfectly, than Topsy, when she chose,--but she didn't very often choose.
the work of several generations of imprisoned students; and a narrow wooden bedstead with a villainous straw mattress, but no sheets, pillows, blankets, or coverlets--for these the student must furnish at his own cost if he wants them.
The aunts could hear her scurrying to and fro, beating up pillows and feather beds, flapping towels, jingling crockery, singing meanwhile in her clear voice:--
Out of these deep surrounding shades rose high, and glared white, the piled-up mattresses and pillows of the bed, spread with a snowy Marseilles counterpane.
Ah, they put pigeons' feathers in the pillows - no wonder I couldn't die
You are a strange servant," she said from her pillows, rather haughtily.
she asked, as her husband arranged the sofa pillows -- "did you feel it as painfully as I feared you would?