Definitions For Cushion


  • A soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
  • The layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
  • A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
  • A soft object or part that is used to make something (such as a seat) more comfortable or to protect a surface from damage : a soft pillow, pad, etc.
  • Any one of the rubber parts that the ball bounces off along the inner edges of a billiard table
  • Something (such as an extra amount of money) that you can use to reduce the bad effect of something (such as an unexpected problem or expense)


  • Protect from impact
  • To make (something, such as a fall or collision) less severe or painful : to soften or reduce the bad effect of (something)

Is Cushion a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Cushion is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Cushion in a Sentence

  • There is a cushion under the rug to protect the floor.
  • We didn't have a financial cushion when my husband lost his job.
  • The pile of leaves helped cushion his fall.
  • The tax cut is meant to cushion the blow of soaring gas prices.

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