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pil•low



Pronunciation: (pil'ō), [key]
n.
1. a bag or case made of cloth that is filled with feathers, down, or other soft material, and is used to cushion the head during sleep or rest.
2. anything used to cushion the head; headrest: a pillow of moss.
3. Also called lace pillow. a hard cushion or pad that supports the pattern and threads in the making of bobbin lace.
4. a supporting piece or part, as the block on which the inner end of a bowsprit rests.

v.t.
1. to rest on or as on a pillow.
2. to support with pillows.
3. to serve as a pillow for: She pillowed the child with her body.

v.i.
to rest as on a pillow.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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