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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wadwɒd(n.; v.)wad•ded, wad•ding.

  1. (n.)a small mass or ball of anything.

  2. a small mass of cotton, wool, or the like, used for padding, packing, etc.

  3. a roll of something, esp. of bank notes.

  4. a comparatively large stock or quantity of something, esp. money.

    Category: Informal

  5. a plug of cloth, paper, or the like, used to hold the powder or shot, or both, in place in a muzzleloading gun or a cartridge.

  6. (v.t.)to form (material) into a wad.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. to roll tightly (often fol. by up):

    He wadded up his cap.

  8. to stuff with a wad.

  9. to fill out with or as if with wadding.

  10. (v.i.)to become formed into a wad.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of wad:

1530–40; < ML wadda < Ar bāṭa'in lining of a garment, batting; cf. F ouate, D watte, Sw vadd

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wad(noun)

    a small mass of soft material

    "he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter"

  2. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(noun)

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

  3. chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad(verb)

    a wad of something chewable as tobacco

  4. pack, bundle, wad, compact(verb)

    compress into a wad

    "wad paper into the box"

  5. jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad(verb)

    crowd or pack to capacity

    "the theater was jampacked"

Wiktionary

  1. wad(Noun)

    An amorphous, compact mass.

    Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.

  2. wad(Noun)

    A substantial pile (normally of money).

    With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan

  3. wad(Noun)

    A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.

  4. wad(Noun)

    an ejaculate of semen.

  5. wad(Noun)

    Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits

  6. wad(Verb)

    To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.

    She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.

  7. wad(Verb)

    to wager

  8. Origin: waidan, whence also Old High German weit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wad(noun)

    woad

  2. Wad(noun)

    a little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow

  3. Wad(noun)

    specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose

  4. Wad(noun)

    a soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc

  5. Wad(verb)

    to form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton

  6. Wad(verb)

    to insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton; as, to wad a cloak

  7. Wad(noun)

    alt. of Wadd

Freebase

  1. Wad

    Wad is an old mining term for any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral-rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits. Typically closely associated with various iron oxides. Specific mineral varieties include pyrolusite, lithiophorite, nsutite, takanelite and vernadite.


Translations for wad

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ward(noun)

a room with a bed or beds for patients in a hospital etc

He is in a surgical ward of the local hospital.

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