Ideally, we'd be growing fast now, to cushion against the inevitable slowdown.
I could give my parents this relief, this cushion that they never had.
He smiled sheepishly, pulled the pistol out and laid it on a cushion beside him.
The morning was like being swept along on a cushion of good will.
Once you have a bit of a cushion, we take 25% of your money.
Dolly used to pick nosegays for her mamma's toilet-table, and stick pins in the cushion in stars.
The schoolroom is now the parlor, and my sofa and cushion grace it still!
A 22 large Book of Common Prayer stood open against an oaken rest on a table; a cushion of black velvet was beneath it.
This is derived from Latin culcitra, a stuffed mattress or cushion.
Within that half-globe there was a monster, resting upon a cushion of softest silk.
c.1300, from Old French coissin "seat cushion" (12c., Modern French coussin), probably a variant of Vulgar Latin *coxinum, from Latin coxa "hip, thigh," or from Latin culcita "mattress." Someone has counted more than 400 spellings of the plural of this word in Middle English wills and inventories. Also from the French word are Italian cuscino, Spanish cojin.
1730s, from cushion (n.). In the figurative sense, from 1863. Related: Cushioned; cushioning.
cushion cush·ion (kush'ən)
A padlike body part.