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Definition of Cushion


  1. A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
  2. Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
  3. a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
  4. a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
  5. the elastic edge of a billiard table.
  6. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
  7. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
  8. To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
  9. To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.

Cushion Quotations

As you schedule individual tasks, give yourself a cushion. Mark the due date a few days ahead of the actual deadline so you have time to deal with changes or last-minute emergencies.
Harvey Mackay

The metaphor I've used is... somebody's going to push my family off a cliff pretty soon, and I won't be there to catch them. And that breaks my heart. But I have some time to sew some nets to cushion the fall. So, I can curl up in a ball and cry, or I can get to work on the nets.
Randy Pausch

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. - Booth Tarkington
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
Booth Tarkington

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
Ann Coulter

Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won't grow any faster than the rate of inflation.
Suze Orman
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Cushion Translations

cushion in Afrikaans is kussing
cushion in Danish is pude
cushion in Dutch is kussen
cushion in French is coussin
cushion in German is Polster, Kissen
cushion in Italian is smorzare, cuscino
cushion in Norwegian is pute
cushion in Portuguese is coxim
cushion in Swedish is dyna, kudde
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