pillow

[ pil-oh ]
/ ˈpɪl oʊ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to rest as on a pillow.

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Origin of pillow

before 900; Middle English pilwe, Old English pylu < Latin pulvīnus cushion (whence also German Pfühl)

synonym study for pillow

1. See cushion.

OTHER WORDS FROM pillow

pil·low·less, adjectivepil·low·like, adjectiveun·pil·lowed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pillow

pillar pillory pillow
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British Dictionary definitions for pillow

pillow
/ (ˈpɪləʊ) /

noun

a cloth case stuffed with feathers, foam rubber, etc, used to support the head, esp during sleep
Also called: cushion a padded cushion or board on which pillow lace is made
anything like a pillow in shape or function

verb (tr)

to rest (one's head) on or as if on a pillow
to serve as a pillow for

Word Origin for pillow

Old English pylwe, from Latin pulvīnus cushion; compare German Pfühl
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