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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

pillow

noun cushion, bolster, headrest I sleep with his photograph under my pillow.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pillow

[ˈpɪləʊ] noreiller m pillow fight
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pillow

[ˈpɪləʊ] ncuscino, guanciale m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

pillow

وِسَادَة polštář pude Kissen μαξιλάρι almohada tyyny oreiller jastuk cuscino 베개 kussen pute poduszka almofada, travesseiro подушка kudde หมอน yastık gối 枕头
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

pillow

n. almohada; [inflatable] almohadilla, cojín.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

pillow

n almohada
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