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Meaning of PILLOW

Pronunciation:  'pilow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
  2. [v]  rest on or as if on a pillow, of one's head

PILLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: rest
 See Also: bed pillow, bolster, cushion, lay, long pillow, place, pose, position, put, set



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pil"low\, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.]
    1. 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.
             [Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard. --Shak.
    2. (Mach.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to
       equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block. [R.]
    3. (Naut.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.
    4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian.
    {Lace pillow}, a cushion used in making hand-wrought lace.
    {Pillow bier} [OE. pilwebere; cf. LG. b["u]re a pillowcase],
       a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    {Pillow block} (Mach.), a block, or standard, for supporting
       a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the
       frame or foundation of a machine, and is often furnished
       with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for
       tightening the bearings by means of bolts; -- called also
       {pillar block}, or {plumber block}.
    {Pillow lace}, handmade lace wrought with bobbins upon a lace
    {Pillow of a plow}, a crosspiece of wood which serves to
       raise or lower the beam.
    {Pillow sham}, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when
       not in use.
    {Pillow slip}, a pillowcase.
  2. \Pil"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pillowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pillowing}.]
    To rest or lay upon, or as upon, a pillow; to support; as, to
    pillow the head.
          Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.    --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pillow in your dream, represents comfort. relaxation, ease, and/or luxury. It may indicates laziness or on the other hand, a need to take it easy on yourself. Dreaming that you are lying on a pillow, suggests that you are in need of some mental support.
Thesaurus Terms
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