Definitions for paddleˈpæd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paddle(noun)

    small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games

  2. paddle(noun)

    a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

  3. paddle(noun)

    an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board

  4. paddle, boat paddle(verb)

    a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat

  5. paddle(verb)

    propel with a paddle

    "paddle your own canoe"

  6. dabble, paddle, splash around(verb)

    play in or as if in water, as of small children

  7. paddle(verb)

    swim like a dog in shallow water

  8. toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddle(verb)

    walk unsteadily

    "small children toddle"

  9. spank, paddle, larrup(verb)

    give a spanking to; subject to a spanking

  10. paddle(verb)

    stir with a paddle

GCIDE

  1. Paddle(v. t.)

    To spank with a paddle or as if with a paddle; -- usually as a disciplinary punishment of children.

  2. Paddle(v. t.)

    To mix (a viscous liquid) by stirring or beating with a paddle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paddle(verb)

    to use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes

  2. Paddle(verb)

    to dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc

  3. Paddle(verb)

    to pat or stroke amorously, or gently

  4. Paddle(verb)

    to propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles

  5. Paddle(verb)

    to pad; to tread upon; to trample

  6. Paddle(verb)

    an implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats

  7. Paddle(verb)

    the broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle

  8. Paddle(verb)

    one of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel

  9. Paddle(verb)

    a small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called clough

  10. Paddle(verb)

    a paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle

  11. Paddle(verb)

    a paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing

  12. Paddle(verb)

    see Paddle staff (b), below

  13. Origin: [See Paddle, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Paddle

    A paddle is a tool used for pushing against liquids, either as a form of propulsion in a boat or as an implement for mixing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paddle

    pad′l, v.i. to dabble in water with the hands or the feet: to touch or toy with the fingers: to beat the water as with the feet: to row: to move in the water as a duck does: (slang) to make off.—v.t. to move by means of an oar or paddle: to finger, toy with.—n. a short, broad, spoon-shaped oar, used for moving canoes: the blade of an oar: one of the boards at the circumference of a paddle-wheel.—ns. Padd′le-beam, one of the large timbers at the side of a paddle-wheel; Padd′le-board, one of the floats on the circumference of a paddle-wheel; Padd′le-box, a wooden box covering the upper part of the paddle-wheel of a steamer; Padd′ler, one who paddles; Padd′le-shaft, the axle on which the paddle-wheels of a steamer turn; Padd′le-wheel, the wheel of a steam-vessel, which by turning in the water causes it to move forward; Padd′le-wood, the light, strong wood of a Guiana tree of the dogbane family. [For pattle, freq. of pat.]

  2. Paddle

    pad′l, n. (B.) a little spade.—n. Padd′le-staff, a spade for clearing a ploughshare. [Prob. from spaddle; cf. Spade.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jacob Braude:

    Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

  2. Cruise Passenger Lynch:

    I'm especially excited about the new Loire cruises because it's a river which has yet to be explored, paddle ships will allow this to be done for the first time in 2015.

  3. Michael Goforth:

    It can be a really passive, intuitive thing. That's kind of what your goal is, is to let the water do all the work, and you use your paddle to assist when it's not perfect.

  4. Michael Goforth:

    I don't know how to describe it. It's so beautiful, it can be a really passive, intuitive thing. That's kind of what your goal is, is to let the water do all the work, and you use your paddle to assist when it's not perfect.

  5. Freedman Fowler:

    Acristavus does not have a crest. The top of its skull is flat. Brachylophosaurus has a large, flat, paddle-shaped crest that completely covers the back of the top of its skull, it is a perfect example of evolution within a single lineage of dinosaurs over millions of years.

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Translations for paddle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • palaCatalan, Valencian
  • pádloCzech
  • paddel, padle, padleåre, pagajDanish
  • Paddel, Tischtennisschläger, paddelnGerman
  • κουπίGreek
  • pala, paletaSpanish
  • mõlaEstonian
  • lasta, siipi, mela, lätkä, siipiratas, kahlailla, maila, evä, kahlailu, melontaretki, läppä, melonta, meloa, piestäFinnish
  • pale, rame, raquette, hélice, aviron, palme, pagaie, nageoire, aube, spatule, pagayage, volet, palette, pagayer, paletterFrench
  • céasla, céaslaighIrish
  • grunnaichScottish Gaelic
  • evező, evezHungarian
  • róa, paddlaIcelandic
  • pagaiaItalian
  • パドル, しゃもじ, 羽根板, 杓文字, 扉, ラケット, 水掻き, 外輪, かい, 受け板, 櫂, 漕ぐ, 叩くJapanese
  • hoeMāori
  • pagaai, scheprad, peddel, waterrad, schoep, pootjebaden, paddel, gepeddel, van de roede geven/slaan, peddelenDutch
  • remoPortuguese
  • лопасть, ракетка, плица, весло, лопатка, плавник, гребное колесо, затвор, гребля, грестиRussian
  • racket, bordtennisracket, paddel, paddla, roSwedish

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