[ noun ] a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person

Used in print

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

The daybed Eugene had slept in , made_up now with its dark-brown velours cover and pillows .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

The things left unsaid they both felt deeply , and with a sigh they fell_back on the well stuffed pillows .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

Eileen declared she could n't lift her head from the pillow .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

Pa was on his side , looking at me , his eyes winking , the hand that had hit me a fist in the pillow .

He was shouting and breathing hard and closing his fist on the pillow .

Related terms

cushion bolster bed_pillow

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7655
[ verb ] rest on or as if on a pillow, of one's head



Related terms

situate put rest