cushion


cushion
Synonyms and related words:
abate, absorb, absorb the shock, acoustic tile, aegis, afford support, air mattress, allay, alleviate, alleviative, alleviator, anesthetize, anodyne, antiknock, appease, arm, arm guard, armor, assuage, assuager, back, back up, backstop, baffle, baffler, balm, barrier, bear, bear up, bedding, benumb, bless, blubber, bolster, bolster up, brace, brattice, break the fall, breeze, buffer, buffer state, bulkhead, bulwark, bumper, buoy up, butter, buttress, calmative, carry, champion, clay, cloak, cloison, collision mat, compass about, contraceptive, copyright, cover, cradle, crash helmet, crutch, damp, dampen, dampener, damper, dashboard, deaden, deaden the pain, deafen, defend, diaphragm, diminish, dissepiment, dividing line, dividing wall, division, dodger, dolorifuge, dough, down, dull, ease, ease matters, eiderdown, ensure, face mask, feather bed, feathers, fence, fend, fender, finger guard, fleece, floss, flue, fluff, foam, foment, foot guard, fuse, gag, gentle, give relief, give support, goggles, governor, guarantee, guard, guardrail, hand guard, handrail, harbor, hard hat, haven, helmet, hold, hold up, hushcloth, innerspring mattress, insulate, insulation, insure, interlock, interseptum, kapok, keep, keep afloat, keep from harm, keep up, knead, knee guard, knuckle guard, laminated glass, laxate, lay, lend support, lenitive, lessen, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, limber, limber up, litter, loosen, lull, mainstay, maintain, make safe, mash, mask, massage, mat, mattress, mellow, midriff, midsection, milden, mitigate, mitigator, moderator, modulator, mollifier, mollify, mudguard, muffle, muffler, mute, muzzle, nestle, neutralize, nose guard, numb, offset, pacificator, pacifier, pad, padding, palladium, pallet, palliate, palliative, panel, paries, partition, party wall, patent, peacemaker, pillow, pilot, plump, plush, police, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, preventive, prop, property line, prophylactic, protect, protective clothing, protective umbrella, pudding, puff, pulp, putty, quietener, reduce, register, reinforce, relax, relieve, restraining hand, ride shotgun for, rubber, rug, safeguard, safety, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, salve, satin, screen, seat belt, secure, sedative, separation, septulum, septum, shake up, shelter, shield, shin guard, shock absorber, shock pad, shore, shore up, shoulder, show consideration, show mercy, show pity, shroud, silence cloth, silencer, silk, slacken, slake, sleeping bag, smash, soft pedal, soft-pedal, soften, soften the blow, soften up, soothe, soother, soothing syrup, sordine, sordino, sound-absorbing material, soundproofing, soundproofing insulation, sourdine, springs, squash, stabilizer, stay, stop, stupe, subdue, subsidize, subvention, sun helmet, supple, support, suppress, sustain, swansdown, temperer, tenderize, thistledown, tone down, tranquilizer, tune down, umbrella, underbed, underbedding, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, underwrite, upbear, uphold, upkeep, velvet, wall, wax, windscreen, windshield, wiser head, wool, zephyr

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • cushion — [koosh′ən] n. [ME cuisshin < OFr coissin < ML coxinum, altered (after L coxa, hip) < Gallo Roman * culcinum, for L culcita, cushion, QUILT] 1. a pillow or soft pad for sitting or kneeling on, or reclining against; specif., a removable… …   English World dictionary

  • Cushion — Cush ion (k??sh ?n), n. [OE. cuischun, quisshen, OF. coissin, cuissin, F. coussin, fr. (assumed) LL. culcitinum, dim. of L. culcita cushion, mattress, pillow. See {Quilt}, and cf. {Counterpoint} a {coverlet}.] 1. A case or bag stuffed with some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cushion — Cush ion (k[oo^]sh [u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cushioned} ( [u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cushioning}.] 1. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion. [1913 Webster] Many who are cushioned on thrones would have remained in obscurity. Bolingbroke. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cushion — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. coissin seat cushion (12c., Mod.Fr. coussin), probably a variant of V.L. *coxinum, from L. coxa hip, thigh, or from L. culcita mattress. Someone has counted more than 400 spellings of the plural of this word in M.E. wills… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cushion — [n] pillow, pad beanbag, bolster, buffer, bumper, fender, hassock, headrest, mat, rest, seat, sham, squab, woolsack; concepts 444,464,484 cushion [v] pad, protect from blow bolster, buttress, cradle, dampen, deaden, insulate, muffle, pillow,… …   New thesaurus

  • cushion — ► NOUN 1) a bag of cloth stuffed with a mass of soft material, used as a comfortable support for sitting or leaning on. 2) a source of support or protection against impact. 3) the elastic lining of the sides of a billiard table, from which the… …   English terms dictionary

  • cushion — index bear (support), ease, mitigate, modify (moderate), protect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • cushion — [[t]k ʊʃ(ə)n[/t]] cushions, cushioning, cushioned 1) N COUNT A cushion is a fabric case filled with soft material, which you put on a seat to make it more comfortable. ...a velvet cushion. 2) N COUNT A cushion is a soft pad or barrier, especially …   English dictionary

  • cushion — cushionless, adj. cushionlike, adj. /koosh euhn/, n. 1. a soft bag of cloth, leather, or rubber, filled with feathers, air, foam rubber, etc., on which to sit, kneel, or lie. 2. anything similar in form, used to dampen shocks or to prevent… …   Universalium

  • cushion — cush|ion1 S3 [ˈkuʃən] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: coissin, from Vulgar Latin coxinus, from Latin coxa hip ] 1.) a cloth bag filled with soft material that you put on a chair or the floor to make it more comfortable →↑pillow ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cushion — I UK [ˈkʊʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms cushion : singular cushion plural cushions * 1) [countable] a cloth bag filled with something soft such as feathers, used for making a seat more comfortable 2) [countable] a layer that separates two objects… …   English dictionary