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. Hilary Cheney:

    They delivered it to me an hour later and I carried that car around with me for weeks, i even slept with it under my pillow. Knowing it was the last thing Carson had played with makes it one of my most valued treasures.

  2. Bobby Berk:

    Design doesn’t have to be daunting. Some people really find it challenging to take on their entire home, because they don’t know their aesthetic, they don’t know where they want to go, my advice is always find that one piece you love. It could be a pillow, it could be a sofa, it could be a china cabinet – find that one piece and build off that, because if there’s a piece you’re really in love with, it’s a good indication you want to go in that style direction.

  3. Amanda Coates:

    The next day I woke up, and my skin had come off onto the pillow, i went to the doctor immediately because of the pain and severe swelling.

  4. 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.

  5. Kim Stemple:

    I am going to die; we are all going to die—I just have a little different perspective on it. so, I’m doing what makes me happy instead of laying on the couch looking at the loose hair on the pillow.

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