|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or recline upon; a soft pillow or pad.
2. (n.) Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
3. (n.) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
4. (n.) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
5. (n.) the elastic edge of a billiard table.
6. (n.) A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
7. (v. t.) To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
8. (v. t.) To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
9. (v. t.) To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
koosh'-un (proskephalaion): In New Testament, only in Mark 4:38 the Revised Version (British and American). The word means literally, a cushion for the head (the King James Version "pillow") but was also used of one for sitting or reclining upon, e.g. of a rower's cushion. The article used with it in this passage suggests that it was one of the customary furnishings of the boat, and it was probably similar to the cushion placed for the comfort of passengers in the stern of modern boats on the Sea of Galilee. "Silken cushions" of Amos 3:12 the Revised Version (British and American) is a rendering of the Hebrew demesheq from its supposed connection with damask. These cushions formed the divan, often the only article of furniture in an oriental reception room. "Cushions" occurs further in the somewhat doubtful the Revised Version, margin rendering of Proverbs 7:16; Proverbs 31:22.
Benjamin Reno Downer
Cushion (3 Occurrences)
Mark 4:38 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion, and they woke him up, and told him, "Teacher, don't you care that we are dying?" (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 19:13 Then Michal took the image and put it in the bed, with a cushion of goat's hair at its head, and she put clothing over it. (BBE)
1 Samuel 19:16 And when the men came in, there was the image in the bed, with the cushion of goat's hair at its head (BBE)