English version

cushion in Household topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcushioncush‧ion1 /ˈkʊʃən/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 cushion.jpg DHa cloth bag filled with soft material that you put on a chair or the floor to make it more comfortablepillow a velvet cushion a cushion cover2 PROTECTsomething that stops one thing from hitting another thing Good sports shoes should provide a cushion when running.3 PROTECT[usually singular] something, especially money, that prevents you from being immediately affected by a bad situationcushion against Savings can act as a cushion against unemployment.4 DGSthe soft rubber edge of the table used for playing billiards or snooker
Examples from the Corpus
cushionIn the familiar blue nightgown and flannel robe, Aunt Mary, propped against a cushion, sat next to me.She sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor.Good shoes should provide a cushion when running on concrete.Paul settles on a red and black cushion.To build up a bigger financial cushion for emergencies.The guests were offered cushions on the floor.The Red Wings had a three-point cushion in the second period.I made out what I could: My dear Irene, Thank you again for the cushions.Benjy pushed the cushions back on to the couch.The cushion was embroidered with a pattern of golden keys.She hid it under cushions, in vases, under the stair carpet, and then forgot where she had put it.cushion againstBanks should have money to act as a cushion against possible losses from loans.