Definitions for paddingˈpæd ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pad•dingˈpæd ɪŋ(n.)

  1. material, as cotton or straw, used to pad something.

  2. something added unnecessarily or dishonestly.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. padding, cushioning(noun)

    artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. padding(noun)ˈpæd ɪŋ

    thick material used for protection, comfort, etc.

    padding under the carpet


  1. padding(Noun)

    Soft filling material used in cushions etc.

  2. padding(Noun)

    Extra characters such as spaces added to the end of a record to fill it out to a fixed length.

  3. padding(Noun)

    Extraneous text added to a message for the purpose of concealing its beginning, ending, or length.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Padding

    of Pad

  2. Padding(noun)

    the act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing

  3. Padding(noun)

    the material with which anything is padded

  4. Padding(noun)

    material of inferior value, serving to extend a book, essay, etc

  5. Padding(noun)

    the uniform impregnation of cloth with a mordant


  1. Padding

    Padding is thin cushioned material sometimes added to clothes. It is often done in an attempt to soften impacts on certain zones of the body or enhance appearance by 'improving' a physical feature, often a sexually significant one. In fashion, there is padding for: ⁕Breasts – sometimes called falsies ⁕The male crotch – usually called a codpiece. ⁕Height – usually in shoes and often called elevator shoes. ⁕Width of shoulders, called shoulder pads – in coats and other garments for men, and sometimes for women.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


material used to make a pad to protect, fill etc

He used old blankets as padding.

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