cushioned cushioned  /ˈkʊ ʃənd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) softened by the addition of cushions or padding

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A long, cushioned sleeping platform, raised about 2 ft.
  2. You'd never, ever land on your heel on a thinly cushioned shoe, because it hurt.
  3. Early pictures revealed that one of the airbags that cushioned the craft during its descent had bunched up in a way that hindered the rover from leaving the lander.

News

  1. Spurs fall short, but don't write their epitaph

    MIAMI -- Slowly, painstakingly, Tim Duncan climbed the stairs of the dais late Thursday night, folding his battered body delicately into a cushioned chair. He stared down at a stat sheet vacantly, unable to look up to address a reporter's question, unable to finish a sentence without his voice trailing off. This one hurt. Never before had Duncan tasted failure like this in the NBA Finals.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Chris Mannix: Game 7 will haunt Spurs, but don't write their epitaph just yet

    MIAMI -- Slowly, painstakingly, Tim Duncan climbed the stairs of the dais late Thursday night, folding his battered body delicately into a cushioned chair. He stared down at a stat sheet vacantly, unable to look up to address a reporter's question, unable to finish a sentence without his voice trailing off. This one hurt. Never before had Duncan tasted failure like this in the NBA Finals.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Inside China: China touts euro landing craft

    Chinese state-owned media recently showcased the importance of its newly delivered Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft. The world's largest hovercraft was built and sold to China by Ukraine. Col. Gen Yansheng , spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, confirmed May 30 that the first Zubr [aurochs or European Bison] had ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "Already this year, we have lost 84,000 jobs in state and local governments, a loss that was cushioned by the substantial assistance provided in the Recovery Act," Obama wrote. "And while state and local governments have already taken...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Press Herald

  2. "I have played and coached on just about every court surface there is and I regard the new generation of Rebound Ace surface as the best-cushioned hardcourt on the market today," Roche says. "This firm yet perfectly cushioned hardcourt is a...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Tony Roche Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "The largest advanced economies are feeling this most acutely. Emerging market countries have made impressive strides in strengthening fundamentals, enabling their economic growth to accelerate and their economies to be better cushioned against...
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Reuters India

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