An example of cushion is wearing knee pads while gardening.
An example of a cushion is a floor pillow.
An example of a cushion is your rear end.
Extra funds serving as a cushion against future inflation.
Cushion a bench.
An automobile suspension that cushions the ride.
Cushion a blow.
The bush cushioned his fall.
- 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.
To cushion a sofa.
To cushion a blow.
Origin of cushion
- Middle English cushin from Old French coussin from Vulgar Latin coxīnum from Latin coxa hip
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition