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pillow

[ pil-oh ]
/ 藞p瑟l o蕣 /
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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 pulv墨nus cushion (whence also German Pf眉hl)

synonym study for pillow

1. See cushion.

OTHER WORDS FROM pillow

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pillow

pillar, pillory, pillow
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How to use pillow in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pillow

pillow
/ (藞p瑟l蓹蕣) /

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 pulv墨nus cushion; compare German Pf眉hl
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