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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cush·ion /ˈkʊʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cush·ion /ˈkʊʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cush·ion n.
 1. A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
    Two cushions stuffed with straw, the seat to raise.   --Dryden.
 2. Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use; as: (a) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf; (b) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston; (c) the elastic edge of a billiard table.
 3. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
 Cushion capital.Arch. A capital so sculptured as to appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature. (b) A name given to a form of capital, much used in the Romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical faces.
 Cushion star Zool. a pentagonal starfish belonging to Goniaster, Astrogonium, and other allied genera; -- so called from its form.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cush·ion v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cushioned p. pr. & vb. n. Cushioning.]
 1. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
    Many who are cushioned on thrones would have remained in obscurity.   --Bolingbroke.
 2. To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
 3. To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
 Cushioned hammer, a dead-stroke hammer. See under Dead-stroke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the
           old car needed a new set of shocks" [syn: shock
           absorber, shock]
      2: a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as
         feathers or foam rubber etc.
      v : protect from impact; "cushion the blow" [syn: buffer, soften]