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Meaning of MATTRESS

Pronunciation:  'matris

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

MATTRESS is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: air mattress, bed, feather bed, featherbed, futon, pad, paillasse, pallet, palliasse, spring mattress, tick



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mat"tress\, n. [OF. materas, F. matelas, LL.
matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. almadraque, Pr. almatrac; all from
Ar. ma[.t]rah a place where anything is thrown, what is
thrown under something, fr. [.t]araha to throw.]
1. A quilted bed; a bed stuffed with hair, moss, or other
   suitable material, and quilted or otherwise fastened.
   [Written also {matress}.]

2. (Hydraulic Engin.) A mass of interwoven brush, poles,
   etc., to protect a bank from being worn away by currents
   or waves.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a mattress in your dream means that you will have new responsibilities and duties that will need your attention for a short time. Dreaming that you are sleeping on a new mattress, symbolizes happiness in your present stage of life.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Bank-protection structure consisting of a broad flat cage or network filled with stone and other local materials.