What does paddle mean?

Definitions for paddleˈpæd l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word paddle.

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


  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.]


  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.]


  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

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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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