- mattress [ma′trəs]n.[ME materas < OFr < It materasso < Ar maṭraḥ, place where something is thrown or laid, cushion]1.a) a casing of strong fabric filled with cotton, hair, foam rubber, etc., usually containing coiled springs, often quilted or tufted at intervals, and used on or as a bedb) an inflatable pad used in the same way: in full air mattress2. a mass or mat of interwoven brushwood, poles, etc. used to protect an embankment or dike from erosion, etc.
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Mattress — Mat tress, n. [OF. materas, F. matelas, LL. matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. almadraque, Pr. almatrac; all from Ar. ma[.t]rah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, fr. [.t]araha to throw.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large pad stuffed … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
mattress — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. materas (12c., Mod.Fr. matelas), from It. materasso and directly from M.L. matracium, borrowed in Sicily from Arabic al matrah the cushion (Cf. Sp. almadraque mattress, Prov. almatrac), lit. the thing thrown down, from… … Etymology dictionary
mattress — ► NOUN ▪ a fabric case filled with soft, firm, or springy material used for sleeping on. ORIGIN Arabic, carpet or cushion … English terms dictionary
Mattress — For other uses, see Mattress (disambiguation). A pillow top queen size mattress. A mattress is a manufactured product to sleep or lie on, consisting of resilient materials and covered with an outer fabric or ticking. In the developed world it is… … Wikipedia
Mattress — «Хор» Матрас … Википедия
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mattress — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ double, king size, queen size (AmE), single ▪ comfortable, cushy (AmE) ▪ firm, hard … Collocations dictionary
mattress — (in compounds and phrases) relating to copulation The common association of beds and copulating, in such phrases as mattress drill and beating the mattress. Mattress extortion is sexual blackmail or persuasion: So you con him into… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
mattress — n. 1) a firm; soft mattress 2) a double, full; king size; queen size; single, twin mattress * * * [ mætrɪs] full king size queen size: single twin mattress a double a firm: softmattress … Combinatory dictionary
mattress — mat|tress [ˈmætrıs] n ↑ladder, ↑mattress [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: materas, from Arabic matrah place where something is thrown ] the soft part of a bed that you lie on firm/soft/hard etc mattress ▪ an old, lumpy mattress … Dictionary of contemporary English