From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpillowpil‧low1 /ˈpɪləʊ $ -loʊ/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 1 DHFa cloth bag filled with soft material that you put your head on when you are sleeping I’ll be asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. cushion1(1)2 pillow fight3 pillow talk
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pillowYou can't get prints off a pillow.Some permanent hooches were air conditioned; they had maid service, with sheets and pillows.As a child, I used to keep them in a perforated matchbox under my pillow and listen to them at night.At length his other hand stole forward to play with the copper tresses that fell about the pillows.She turned her hot face into the pillows and tried to get some sort of control over her heartbeats.Slumping back on the pillow, she tried to ignore it.He would shove the pillows around some more.
pillowpillow2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] literary to rest your head somewhere His head was pillowed on his arm.→ See Verb table
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pillowI found there a rebel, covered with clotted blood, pillowing his head on the dead body of a comrade.There was a dull pain in his left biceps - Tessa's head was pillowed on it.
Origin pillow1 Old English pyle, from Latin pulvinus