Definitions for bolsterˈboʊl stər
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bolster, long pillow(verb)
a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
bolster, bolster up(verb)
support and strengthen
prop up with a pillow or bolster
add padding to
"pad the seat of the chair"
A large cushion or pillow.
To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
Origin: Akin to Old Norse bólstr ( > Danish bolster), German Polster, polstern.
a long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows
a pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress
anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc
a cushioned or a piece part of a saddle
a cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing
anything used to prevent chafing
a plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment
a transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests
the crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck
the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched
that part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle
the metallic end of a pocketknife handle
the rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital
a block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation
to support with a bolster or pillow
to support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bōl′stėr, n. a long round pillow or cushion: a pad: anything resembling it in form or use, esp. any piece of mechanism affording a support against pressure.—v.t. to support with a bolster: to hold up.—p.adj. Bol′stered, supported: swelled out.—n. Bol′stering, a propping up or supporting. [A.S. bolster; from root of Bowl.]
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bolters, lobster, trobles
The numerical value of bolster in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of bolster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The strikes against the moderate opposition only bolster the Assad regime.
Oil is stabilizing and that is helping to bolster sentiment in overall equity returns.
The market is very much expecting that this will only bolster a Fed hike this month, i think we got our Goldilocks number.
This event is not seeking to work with the U.S. but is an independent Saudi effort to bolster one of its crucial efforts: to be the leader of the Islamic world.
We are voting for the sake of the Syrian people and for the sake of Assad. Assad is already strong but these elections show that the people support him and bolster him.
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- възглавница, крепя, поддържам, подпирамBulgarian
- podhlavník, posílit seCzech
- μαξιλάρα, στυλώνω, υποστηρίζωGreek
- tyyny, tukea, vahvistaaFinnish
- adhairt, ceannadhairtIrish
- versterken, veilig stellen, ondersteunenDutch
- cabeceira, apoiarPortuguese
- подде́рживать, крепи́ть, подпира́ть, ва́лик, поду́шкаRussian
- bolster, stödjaSwedish
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