cushion capital


Definition of cushion capital

  1. 1 :  an architectural capital so sculptured as to look like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature

  2. 2 :  a capital especially in the Romanesque style modeled like a bowl whose upper part is cut away on four sides

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cushion capital? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!