1A fabric case filled with soft, firm, or springy material, used for sleeping on.
More example sentences
- His pillow was extremely soft, and the flannel sheets and firm mattresses were almost too comfortable.
- The boys sleep on mattresses and their days are filled with school classes, sport and counselling.
- These little critters are found in mattresses, carpets, soft furniture and bedding.
Middle English: via Old French and Italian from Arabic maṭraḥ 'carpet or cushion', from ṭaraḥa 'to throw'.
Definition of mattress in:
- The US English dictionary