pad, pad of paper, tablet(noun)
a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
pad, inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad(noun)
a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch area, pad(noun)
a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad(noun)
temporary living quarters
the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise(verb)
add details to
slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp(verb)
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
"Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
pad, fill out(verb)
line or stuff with soft material
"pad a bra"
add padding to
"pad the seat of the chair"
A sum of money paid as a bribe to police officers, shared among them; also, the list of such officers receiving such a bribe.
Origin: [Perh. akin to pod.]
The sound of soft footsteps, or a similar noise made by an animal etc.
Origin: From or pat.
a footpath; a road
an easy-paced horse; a padnag
a robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad
the act of robbing on the highway
to travel upon foot; to tread
to travel heavily or slowly
to rob on foot
to wear a path by walking
a soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing
a kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper
a cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame
a stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising
a cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals
a floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant
a soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc
a piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck
a measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles
to stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding
to imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth
Origin: [Perh. akin to pod.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pad, n. a thief on the high-road (more commonly Footpad): (abbrev. from pad-horse) a horse for riding on the road: an easy-paced horse.—v.i. to walk on foot: to trudge along: to rob on foot:—pr.p. pad′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. pad′ded.—adj. Pad′-clink′ing, keeping company with thieves.—n. Pad′ding-ken, a low lodging-house inhabited by thieves.—Stand pad, to beg by the roadside. [Dut. pad, a path.]
pad, n. anything stuffed with a soft material, to prevent friction or pressure, or for filling out: a soft saddle, cushion, &c.: a number of sheets of paper or other soft material fastened together for writing upon: the fleshy, thick-skinned under-surface of the toes of many animals, as the fox: a fox's foot generally: the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant: (pl.) thick watered ribbon for watch-guards.—v.t. to stuff with anything soft: to fix colours in cloth:—pr.p. pad′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. pad′ded.—ns. Pad′-cloth, a cloth covering a horse's loins; Pad′der, one who pads or cushions; Pad′ding, the soft stuffing of a saddle, &c.: matter of less value introduced into a book or article in order to make it of the length desired: the process of mordanting a fabric; Pad′-el′ephant, a working elephant, distinguished from a war or hunting one; Pad′-sadd′le, a treeless, padded saddle; Pad′-tree, the wooden or metal frame to which harness-pads are attached. [A variant of pod, orig. sig. 'a bag.']
A thick piece of soft material used to reduce friction or jarring, enlarge or change the shape of something, or hold or absorb liquid.
He used his ink pad with his work stamp.
A type of material and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes as per the product design.
Pads are used for many things e.g. to line a bra, put ink on, used in feminine products e.g. breast pads, shoulder pad, sanitary pad etc.
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British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4308
Rank popularity for the word 'pad' in Nouns Frequency: #2805
The numerical value of pad in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of pad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.
Without that secondary dune line, we could have saltwater intrusion at the launch pad.
We could put a t-shirt on 20 people in a ward and a clinician can walk in with an i-Pad and see all 20 heart rates.
There is a corridor they use as a launching pad, there are efforts to close down this corridor which they have been using for the last few years.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
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Translations for pad
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- Unterlage, PolsterGerman
- tyyny, polkuantura, pehmuste, antura, punkka, lehtiö, jatkojohto, kenttä, luukku, tassutus, käpälä, näppäimistö, tassu, tyynysatula, pehmustaa, tallata, paikata, paisutella, suurennella, tassutella, topata, läpivärjätäFinnish
- plume, coussinet, plumard, bloc, taule, tampon, pavé numérique, pieu, piaule, clavier, paddock, rembourrerFrench
- cercine, torselloItalian
- 肉球, パッドJapanese
- paretua, whakapuruMāori
- pute, blokk, hjemNorwegian
- подкладка, подушечка, прокладкаRussian
- krypin, helikopterlandningsplats, block, lya, trampdyna, tassande, landningsplats, tass, binge, kvartSwedish
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