Cushion

Definition of Cushion

Cush´ion   Pronunciation: k??sh´?n
n.1.A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
Two cushions stuffed with straw, the seat to raise.
- Dryden.
2.Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
3.A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; - called also cushion dance.
Cushion capital
(Arch.) A capital so sculptured as to appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature.
b - A name given to a form of capital, much used in the Romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical faces.
Cushion star
(Zool.) a pentagonal starfish belonging to Goniaster, Astrogonium, and other allied genera; - so called from its form.
v. t.1.To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
[imp. & p. p. Cushioned (-ŭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cushioning.]
Many who are cushioned on thrones would have remained in obscurity.
- Bolingbroke.
2.To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
3.To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
Cushioned hammer
a dead-stroke hammer. See under Dead-stroke.

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