Definitions of cushion

  1. To seat upon, or furnish with, a soft pad; as, to cushion a chair.
  2. To seat on or furnish with a cushion.
  3. To furnish with a cushion.
  4. To place on or provide with a cushion.
  5. Make the cue ball strike against the rim of a billiard table.
  6. To seat on a cushion; to furnish with cushions. Lady's cushion, a species of saxifraga. Sea- cushion, sea- pink.
  7. To furnish with a cushion or cushions.
  8. a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
  9. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; " the old car needed a new set of shocks"
  10. A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
  11. Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
  12. a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
  13. a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
  14. the elastic edge of a billiard table.
  15. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
  16. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
  17. To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
  18. To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
  19. A pillow or soft pad; the elastic rim of a billiard table.
  20. A case filled with some soft, elastic stuff, for resting on: a pillow.
  21. Bag or case filled with soft materials for resting on; elastic rim of a billiard- table.
  22. A flexible casing filled with soft material, as feathers; any device to deaden jar.
  23. A pad for sitting, leaning, or resting on, stuffed with wool, hair, or other soft material; anything padded; a bag of leather filled with sand, used by engravers to support the plate; a stuffing of fine tow or wool, covered by leather, on a board, used for receiving the leaves of gold from the paper.
  24. A soft pad or pillow to sit on; any bag filled with soft materials; any stuffed or padded surface; the padded side or edge of a billiard- table.
  25. The central thick region in the prothallus of a fern.