Definitions for padpæd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

padpæd(n.; v.)pad•ded, pad•ding.

  1. (n.)a cushionlike mass of soft material used for comfort, protection, or stuffing.

  2. a soft, stuffed cushion used as a saddle.

  3. a number of sheets of paper glued together at one edge to form a tablet.

  4. a soft, ink-soaked block of absorbent material for inking a rubber stamp.

    Category: Printing

  5. the fleshy mass of tissue on the underside of each finger and toe. any of the cushionlike parts on the feet of vertebrates. the enlarged structure at the tip of the legs in certain insects; pulvillus.

    Category: Zoology, Anatomy

  6. Category: Botany

    Ref: lily pad.

  7. Slang. one's living quarters. one's bed.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. (v.t.)to furnish or stuff with a pad or padding.

  9. to expand or add to unnecessarily or dishonestly:

    to pad a book; to pad an expense account.

Idioms for pad:

  1. on the pad,Slang. (of a police officer) receiving a bribe, esp. on a regular basis.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

Origin of pad:

1545–55; of obscure orig.

padpæd(n.; v.)pad•ded, pad•ding.

  1. (n.)a dull, muffled sound, as of footsteps on the ground.

  2. a slow-paced road horse.

  3. Brit. Dial. a path.

    Category: British

  4. (v.i.)to travel on foot; walk.

  5. to walk so that one's footsteps make a dull, muffled sound.

  6. (v.t.)to travel along on foot.

  7. to beat down by treading.

Origin of pad:

1545–55; orig. argot, < MD or LG padpath

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pad, pad of paper, tablet(noun)

    a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

  2. pad(noun)

    the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

  3. pad, inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad(noun)

    a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp

  4. pad(noun)

    a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

  5. launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch area, pad(noun)

    a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

  6. diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad(noun)

    temporary living quarters

  7. pad(verb)

    the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger

  8. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise(verb)

    add details to

  9. 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"

  10. pad, fill out(verb)

    line or stuff with soft material

    "pad a bra"

  11. pad, bolster(verb)

    add padding to

    "pad the seat of the chair"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pad(noun)æd

    a number of pieces of paper attached at the top, for writing on

    a pad of notepaper

  2. padæd

    a piece of thick material used for protection, comfort, etc.

    a mattress pad; knee/shin pads


  1. pad(Noun)

    The sound of soft footsteps, or a similar noise made by an animal etc.

  2. Origin: From or pat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pad(noun)

    a footpath; a road

  2. Pad(noun)

    an easy-paced horse; a padnag

  3. Pad(noun)

    a robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad

  4. Pad(noun)

    the act of robbing on the highway

  5. Pad(verb)

    to travel upon foot; to tread

  6. Pad(verb)

    to travel heavily or slowly

  7. Pad(verb)

    to rob on foot

  8. Pad(verb)

    to wear a path by walking

  9. Pad(noun)

    a soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing

  10. Pad(noun)

    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

  11. Pad(noun)

    a cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame

  12. Pad(noun)

    a stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising

  13. Pad(noun)

    a cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals

  14. Pad(noun)

    a floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant

  15. Pad(noun)

    a soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc

  16. Pad(noun)

    a piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck

  17. Pad(noun)

    a measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles

  18. Pad(verb)

    to stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding

  19. Pad(verb)

    to imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4308

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pad' in Nouns Frequency: #2805

Anagrams of pad

  1. ADP

Translations for pad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a soft, cushion-like object made of or filled with a soft material, used to prevent damage by knocking, rubbing etc

She knelt on a pad to clean the floor.

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