Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
the elastic edge of a billiard table.
Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
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\cush"ion\ (k??sh"?n), n. [oe. cuischun, quisshen, of. coissin, cuissin, f. coussin, fr. (assumed) ll. culcitinum, dim. of l. culcita cushion, mattress, pillow. see quilt, and cf. counterpoint a coverlet.]
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.
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.
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.
star (zo?l.) a pentagonal starfish belonging to goniaster, astrogonium, and other allied genera; -- so called from its form.
\cush"ion\ (k??sh"?n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. cushioned (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. cushioning.] 1. to seat or place on, or as on a cushion. many who are cushioned on thrones would have remained in obscurity.
2. to furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
3. to conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
1. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
(synonym) shock absorber, shock
(hypernym) damper, muffler
(hyponym) air cushion, air spring
(part-holonym) suspension, suspension system
(derivation) buffer, soften
2. a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
(hypernym) padding, cushioning
(hyponym) air cushion, inflatable cushion
1. protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
(synonym) buffer, soften
(derivation) shock absorber, shock
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When cash flow projections are not met. There is a variance between actual cash flow and the projected cash flow. Management generally allows for a margin of safety in the event that cash flow projections are off. The higher the cushion, the larger the risk of running into financial troubles.
To dream of reclining on silken cushions, foretells that your ease will be procured at the expense of others; but to see the cushions, denotes that you will prosper in business and love-making. For a young woman to dream of making silken cushions, implies that she will be a bride before many months.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project