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1. A pillow for a seat; a soft pad to be placed on a chair; a bag, stuffed with wool, hair or other soft material.

2. A bag of leather filled with sand, used by engravers to support the plate.

3. In gilding, a stuffing of fine tow or wool, covered by leather, on a board; used for receiving the leaves of gold from the paper, in order to its being cut into proper sizes and figures.

Ladys cushion a plant, a species of saxifraga.

Sea cushion sea pink or thrift, a species of Statice.

CUSHION, verb transitive To seat on a cushion