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Definition 1: a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

(cushion is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

(... is a kind of cushion ) a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated

(... is a kind of cushion ) a cushion on a throne for a prince in India

(... is a kind of cushion ) a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)

(... is a kind of cushion ) a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash

(... is a kind of cushion ) a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person

(... is a kind of cushion ) a small stiff cushion into which pins are stuck ready for use

(... is a kind of cushion ) a cushion that makes a seat more comfortable

(... is a kind of cushion ) a small cushion that is used for decorative purposes

Definition 2: a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cushion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the old car needed a new set of shocks

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(cushion is a kind of ...) a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations

(... is a kind of cushion ) a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion

(... is part of cushion) a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

Definition 3: the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

(cushion is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

Definition 4: protect from impact - [verb of contact]

Samples where cushion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cushion the blow

Synonyms for cushion in the sense of this definition

(cushion is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

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