pillows; pillowed; pillowing

A pillow is something you rest your head on while you sleep. Or, during a slumber party, a pillow could be used as a weapon.

While in some cultures people have used hard pillows made of stone or wood, it's most common today to sleep with your head on a pillow stuffed with feathers or foam. Many people also have pillows on their chairs and sofas, either as decoration or to make them more comfortable. During a "pillow fight," playful combatants hit each other with soft pillows.

Definitions of pillow
  1. noun
    a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
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    bed pillow
    a soft pillow for use on a bed
    bolster, long pillow
    a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
    type of:
    a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
  2. verb
    rest on or as if on a pillow
    pillow your head”
    synonyms: rest
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    type of:
    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
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