Synonyms for cushion

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : koosh-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkʊʃ ən

Top 10 synonyms for cushion Other synonyms for the word cushion

Définition of cushion

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French coissin "seat cushion" (12c., Modern French coussin), probably a variant of Vulgar Latin *coxinum, from Latin coxa "hip, thigh," or from Latin culcita "mattress." Someone has counted more than 400 spellings of the plural of this word in Middle English wills and inventories. Also from the French word are Italian cuscino, Spanish cojin.
  • noun pillow, pad
  • verb pad, protect from blow
Example sentences :
  • I want to make a cushion of my lion's skin, for the weight to rest upon.
  • Extract from : « The Three Golden Apples » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "Throw me the loan of a trusty Bartly, for a cushion," said he.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He drew forward the chair left vacant by the cat, and beat up the cushion.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • You beat up that cushion, an' throw open the best-room door.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • She buried her face in the cushion where his shoulder had been.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • The cushion capital is the most common form used in the Norman style.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • Beside it is the cushion on which the Pope rests his foot in order that it may be kissed.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Let the old submit, and we'll cushion the world for them, and play them out of it with march-music!
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Signorina, let me put the cushion a little higher behind you.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • But Turk as Turks go, he “places it under the cushion,” when they leave.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani

Antonyms for cushion

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