What does pillow mean?

Definitions for pillow
ˈpɪl oʊpil·low

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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.

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

  2. pillow(Verb)

    To rest as on a pillow.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Pillow(noun)

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

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

  3. Pillow(noun)

    a block under the inner end of a bowsprit

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

  4. Pillow(noun)

    a kind of plain, coarse fustian

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

  5. Pillow(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pillow

    A block of timber whereon the inner end of the bowsprit is supported.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Glen Plake:

    I found every personal item in that tent except Gregory Costa and Gregory Costa sleeping bag, i found Gregory Costa glasses, Gregory Costa gloves, my jacket Gregory Costa was using for a pillow...

  2. So I Married an Axe Murderer:

    Stuart Would ya look at the size of that kid's head It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system Looks like an orange on a toothpick I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik spherical but quite pointy at parts He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.

  3. Philip Gulley:

    Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.

  4. Leonard:

    I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.

  5. Kate Beatty:

    We got [ the daddy pillow ] for the first deployment of my life. When I'm missing him I go find the pillow and keep it with me for a couple minutes until I feel better.

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