Pronunciation Noun

mattress (plural mattresses)

  1. A pad on which a person can recline and sleep, usually having an inner section of coiled springs covered with foam or other cushioning material then enclosed with cloth fabric.
  2. A form of retaining wall used to support foundations or an embankment
Translations Verb

mattress (mattresses, present participle mattressing; past and past participle mattressed)

  1. (transitive) To cover with a thick layer, like a mattress; to blanket.
    • 1997, Andrew R. M. Patterson, A planet through a field of stars (page 123)
      A comfortable litter of pine needles had mattressed the ground and spreading branches had been a canopy overhead.

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