HyperDic: cushion

English > 4 senses of the word cushion:
NOUNartifactcushion, shock absorber, shocka mechanical damper
artifactcushionthe layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
artifactcushiona soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
VERBcontactcushion, buffer, softenprotect from impact
cushion > pronunciation
Soundskuh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > cushion: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses.
Synonymsshock absorber, shock
Part ofsuspension, suspension systemA mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
Narrowerair cushion, air springA mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
Broaderdamper, mufflerA device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
Spanishamortiguador
Catalanamortidor, esmorteïdor
Verbscushionprotect from impact
English > cushion: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle.
Broaderlayer, bedSingle thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
English > cushion: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc..
Narrowerair cushion, inflatable cushionA cushion usually made of rubber / rubber or plastic that can be inflated
gaddiA cushion on a throne for a prince in India
hassockA cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
headrest, head restraintA cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
pillowA cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
pincushionA small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use
seat cushionA cushion that makes a seat more comfortable
throw pillowA small cushion that is used for decorative purposes
Broaderpadding, cushioningartifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
Spanishalmohadón, cojín
Catalancoixí
Adjectivescushionysoftened by the addition of cushions or padding
English > cushion: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningprotect from impact.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"cushion the blow"
Synonymsbuffer, soften
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishamortiguar, paliar, suavizar
Nounscushiona mechanical damper
cushioningartifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

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