• (n.) A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows.
  • (n.) A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.
  • (n.) Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.
  • (n.) A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.
  • (n.) A cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing.
  • (n.) Anything used to prevent chafing.
  • (n.) A plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment.
  • (n.) A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.
  • (n.) The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.
  • (n.) the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
  • (n.) That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.
  • (n.) The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
  • (n.) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
  • (n.) A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
  • (v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.
  • (v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.

Compare bolster with other words:

bolster vs. booster

bolster vs. holster

bolster vs. bolter

boaster vs. bolster

bolster vs. espouse

bolster vs. underpin

bolster vs. enforce

bolster vs. bolsterer

augment vs. bolster

bolster vs. satisfy

bolster vs. strengthen

bolster vs. promote

bolster vs. consolidate

bolster vs. buttress

bolster vs. maintain

bolster vs. sustain

bolster vs. intense

bolster vs. corroborate

bolster vs. reaffirm

bolster vs. fortify

bolster vs. support

bolster vs. secure

bolster vs. reinforce

bolster vs. brace

bolster vs. pillow

bolster vs. cushion

bolster vs. shore

bolster vs. enervate

bolster vs. undermine

bolster vs. reach

bolster vs. boost