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 cushion ['kʊʃən]   添加此单词到默认生词本
n. 垫子, 橡皮软垫

vt. 加垫褥, 缓冲, 掩盖

[化] 弹性垫; 软弹性垫

[医] 垫

[经] 安全余量


  1. He lay on the floor with a cushion under his head.
    他躺在地板上,头下枕着一个垫子。
  2. Powerful shock absorbers cushion our landing.
    有效的减震装置缓解了我们著陆时的冲撞力。
  3. She embroidered the cushion with flowers.
    她把垫子绣上了花.


cushion
[ noun ]
  1. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

  2. <noun.artifact>
    the old car needed a new set of shocks
  3. the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

  4. <noun.artifact>
  5. a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.

  6. <noun.artifact>
[ verb ]
  1. protect from impact

  2. <verb.contact> buffer soften
    cushion the blow


Cushion \Cush"ion\ (k[oo^]sh"[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Cushioned} (-[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cushioning}.]
1. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.

Many who are cushioned on thrones would have
remained in obscurity. --Bolingbroke.

2. To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.

3. To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.

{Cushioned hammer}, a dead-stroke hammer. See under
{Dead-stroke}.


Cushion \Cush"ion\ (k??sh"?n), n. [OE. cuischun, quisshen, OF.
coissin, cuissin, F. coussin, fr. (assumed) LL. culcitinum,
dim. of L. culcita cushion, mattress, pillow. See {Quilt},
and cf. {Counterpoint} a {coverlet}.]
1. A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material,
and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.

Two cushions stuffed with straw, the seat to raise.
--Dryden.

2. Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use; as:
(a) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf;
(b) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam
engine to receive the impact of the piston;
(c) the elastic edge of a billiard table.

3. A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; --
called also {cushion dance}. --Halliwell.

{Cushion capital}.(Arch.) A capital so sculptured as to
appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its
entablature.
(b) A name given to a form of capital, much used in the
Romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part
of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical
faces.

{Cushion star} (Zo["o]l.) a pentagonal starfish belonging to
{Goniaster}, {Astrogonium}, and other allied genera; -- so
called from its form.

  1. Lower transaction volumes and lower stock prices will hurt all brokerages, but discounters have fewer other businesses to cushion the downturn.
  2. The thrift does not meet federal requirements for capital _ its cushion against losses _ and it has been insolvent since Feb. 28, with liabilities exceeding assets by $215.6 million as of March 31.
  3. Still, many students use advanced placement credits as a cushion to lessen their course load or to take a job.
  4. Volunteers jumped from a fourth floor window onto a giant air-filled cushion, following directions barked through a bullhorn.
  5. On average, their owners' investment represented 7.02 percent of the savings banks' assets. Capital acts as a cushion between losses and the insurance fund.
  6. Bush also was urged to tap the government's crude oil reserve. The aim would be to cushion American consumers against further economic repercussions from Mideast hostilities.
  7. First Executive has been selling longer-term securities, amassing the cash cushion to meet redemption demand.
  8. It was a better cushion than most workers have been getting when plants close down.
  9. Officials also pointed out that a growing number of Japanese companies are stepping up imports of products they have made at the plants that have been established overseas in an attempt to cushion the impact of the yen's strength.
  10. The Bank of Jamaica's powers of regulation and supervision were substantially increased under a law passed in December 1992. Banks have been helped by the very generous margins which have provided a cushion for these harder times.
  11. Regulators have expressed concern that the combined bank, which would be called Bank of Boston and have its headquarters in Boston's financial district, have sufficient capital to cushion what would be nearly $3.6 billion in soured assets.
  12. The cushion is much smaller this year, and few see it growing next year.
  13. Capital is the cushion available to cover potential losses.
  14. Each guarantees to keep pace with inflation, with a cushion on top. The gilts are the more complex of the two.
  15. He said he was under water "for quite a while," until his father pulled him to the surface and gave him a seat cushion he had found.
  16. Labor leaders suggest that the government should cushion the blow of higher oil prices by reducing fuel taxes, which now average about 32%, or by suspending payments on the country's foreign debt, a course Mrs. Aquino has rejected.
  17. Most mutual funds keep a small cash cushion in portfolios to have money on hand if investors want to withdraw funds.
  18. Wall Street analysts say the Federal Reserve appears to have grown a bit more aggressive lately in its efforts to cushion the impact of a slowing economy.
  19. Syracuse built a 35-12 cushion midway through the half and took a 54-36 lead at halftime.
  20. Delaying may only make matters worse." A second source of potential danger can be overly optimistic calculations or assumptions about the cushion of assets on which your finances rest.
  21. Two toll collectors said the truck was going between 75 and 80 mph when it slammed into the cushion in front of one booth, according to Trooper Mack Brake.
  22. By candlelight on a velvet cushion carried by a solemn child, it looks mysterious and majestic. I sit at the kitchen table and get to work with the Brasso.
  23. "A lot of them have not had enough of a cushion and have gone defunct," said Klievoneit. "We've owned this place for nearly 10 years.
  24. He has been up since dawn, cutting cushion patterns for the cane furniture he makes.
  25. While risk has increased, Mr. Bowsher said, there has been no relative increase in equity capital, the cushion to absorb losses, for individual banks.
  26. The hull shape includes skirts that surround the air cushion and contain it.
  27. With base rates at 11%, officials have "the extra cushion which would enable them at some later stage to bring rates down without triggering a cut in mortgage rates" that in turn could stoke inflation, he added.
  28. Mr Nadir's lawyers said the "misguided" proceedings against him would be "strenuously fought." The transaction between Met and MONY will boost MONY's capital ratio slightly, giving the company, and policyholders, more of a cushion against losses.
  29. Capital is, after all, the banks' ultimate cushion against loss.
  30. To help cushion the blow, the government cut electricity and water bills.
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