What does pillow mean?

Definitions for pillow
ˈpɪl oʊpil·low

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pillow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pillow(verb)

    a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person

  2. pillow, rest(verb)

    rest on or as if on a pillow

    "pillow your head"

Wiktionary

  1. pillow(Noun)

    A soft cushion used to support the head in bed.

  2. pillow(Verb)

    To rest as on a pillow.

  3. Origin: From pilwe, from pylwe, pylu, pyle, from pulwin, from pulvinus, of unknown origin. Cognate with Dutch peluw, Pfühl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pillow(noun)

    anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material

  2. Pillow(noun)

    a piece of metal or wood, forming a support to equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block

  3. Pillow(noun)

    a block under the inner end of a bowsprit

  4. Pillow(noun)

    a kind of plain, coarse fustian

  5. Pillow(verb)

    to rest or lay upon, or as upon, a pillow; to support; as, to pillow the head

  6. Origin: [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.]

Freebase

  1. Pillow

    A pillow is a large cushion support for the head or other parts of the body, usually used while sleeping on a bed, or for the body as used on a couch or chair. There are also throw pillows, which are pillows that are purely decorative and not designed for support or comfort. A cushion is a soft bag filled with air or padding like feathers or foam rubber. In the United Kingdom, these types of pillows are called a cushion, with the word pillow used for pillows on a bed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pillow

    pil′ō, n. a cushion filled with feathers, &c., for resting the head on: any cushion: a block of metal for bearing the end of a shaft, or the end of a bowsprit: the socket of a pivot.—v.t. to lay or rest on for support.—v.i. to rest the head on a pillow.—ns. Pill′ow-bier, -beer, -case, -slip, a cover which can be drawn over a pillow; Pill′ow-cup, a last cup before going to bed.—adjs. Pill′owed, supported by, or provided with, a pillow; Pill′owy, like a pillow: soft. [A.S. pyle—L. pulvīnus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pillow

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles and used for a variety of purposes.

    Some people use a pillow in bed or when they lie on a different type of surface e.g. pillow in a tent or a neck pillow to use whilst travelling.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on February 6, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pillow' in Nouns Frequency: #2803

How to pronounce pillow?

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How to say pillow in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pillow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pillow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pillow in a Sentence

  1. American Proverb:

    A clear conscience is a good pillow.

  2. Charlotte Bronte:

    A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

  3. French Proverb:

    There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

  4. Debra Jaliman:

    With a silk pillowcase, your skin slides on the pillow.

  5. Jeff Chapin:

    Logically, you would expect Casper to sell a $40 pillow.

Images & Illustrations of pillow

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