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

 pil·low /ˈpɪ(ˌ)lo/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·low n.
 1. Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material.
    [Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard.   --Shak.
 2. Mach. A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block. [R.]
 3. Naut. A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.
 4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian.
 Lace pillow, a cushion used in making hand-wrought lace.
 Pillow bier [OE. pilwebere; cf. LG. büre a pillowcase], a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
 Pillow block Mach., a block, or standard, for supporting a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the frame or foundation of a machine, and is often furnished with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for tightening the bearings by means of bolts; -- called also pillar block, or plumber block.
 Pillow lace, handmade lace wrought with bobbins upon a lace pillow.
 Pillow of a plow, a crosspiece of wood which serves to raise or lower the beam.
 Pillow sham, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when not in use.
 Pillow slip, a pillowcase.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·low v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pillowed p. pr. & vb. n. Pillowing.] To rest or lay upon, or as upon, a pillow; to support; as, to pillow the head.
    Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
      v : rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" [syn: rest]