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cushion - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cushion' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cushion [ n.]
- A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
- Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
- a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
- a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
- the elastic edge of a billiard table.
- A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
2 . Cushion [ v. t.]
- To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
- To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
- To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.

Meaning of 'cushion' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cushion [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
Example in sentence:
  • the old car needed a new set of shocks
2 . cushion [ v]
Meaning (2):
- protect from impact
Example in sentence:
  • cushion the blow