What does pad mean?

Definitions for pad

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

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"


  1. Pad(n.)

    A sum of money paid as a bribe to police officers, shared among them; also, the list of such officers receiving such a bribe.

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]


  1. pad(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From or pat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pad(noun)

    a footpath; a road

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  2. Pad(noun)

    an easy-paced horse; a padnag

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  3. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  4. Pad(noun)

    the act of robbing on the highway

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  5. Pad(verb)

    to travel upon foot; to tread

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  6. Pad(verb)

    to travel heavily or slowly

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  7. Pad(verb)

    to rob on foot

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  8. Pad(verb)

    to wear a path by walking

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  9. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  11. Pad(noun)

    a cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  12. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  13. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  14. Pad(noun)

    a floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  15. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  16. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  17. Pad(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  18. Pad(verb)

    to stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

  19. Pad(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Perh. akin to pod.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pad

    pad, n. a thief on the high-road (more commonly Footpad): (abbrev. from pad-horse) a horse for riding on the road: an easy-paced horse.—v.i. to walk on foot: to trudge along: to rob on foot:—pr.p. pad′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. pad′ded.adj. Pad′-clink′ing, keeping company with thieves.—n. Pad′ding-ken, a low lodging-house inhabited by thieves.—Stand pad, to beg by the roadside. [Dut. pad, a path.]

  2. Pad

    pad, n. anything stuffed with a soft material, to prevent friction or pressure, or for filling out: a soft saddle, cushion, &c.: a number of sheets of paper or other soft material fastened together for writing upon: the fleshy, thick-skinned under-surface of the toes of many animals, as the fox: a fox's foot generally: the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant: (pl.) thick watered ribbon for watch-guards.—v.t. to stuff with anything soft: to fix colours in cloth:—pr.p. pad′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. pad′ded.ns. Pad′-cloth, a cloth covering a horse's loins; Pad′der, one who pads or cushions; Pad′ding, the soft stuffing of a saddle, &c.: matter of less value introduced into a book or article in order to make it of the length desired: the process of mordanting a fabric; Pad′-el′ephant, a working elephant, distinguished from a war or hunting one; Pad′-sadd′le, a treeless, padded saddle; Pad′-tree, the wooden or metal frame to which harness-pads are attached. [A variant of pod, orig. sig. 'a bag.']

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pad

    In ship-building, a piece of timber placed on the top of a beam at its middle part, in order to make up the curve or round of the deck.

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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

How to pronounce pad?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pad in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pad in a Sentence

  1. Pioneer Energy CEO Stacy Locke:

    As activity starts picking up again, the majority of requests from operators, I think, will be for pad-oriented rigs.

  2. John Franco:

    What you see is what you get. What you see is what you've always got, we used to call this Bernie Sanders in the 1970s standard speech -- we call it the' yellow legal pad speech' because Bernie Sanders in the 1970s would write it on a yellow legal pad and Bernie Sanders in the 1970s would give, it would be the same goddamn speech Bernie Sanders in the 1970s'd given 400 times in the past !

  3. Krista Jenkins:

    New Jersey may have a head start ... but other states will soon be looking to pad their budgets.

  4. Martha MacCallum:

    Michael Wolff, you may not care to know the facts, but I do, so, here they are : I wrote my questions on a legal pad, the old-fashioned way, on the way to D.C. in a car. No one from the White House -- or, for that matter, from Fox -- weighed in on my interview at all, period.

  5. Denis Watley:

    If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

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Translations for pad

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  • Unterlage, PolsterGerman
  • blocSpanish
  • tyyny, polkuantura, pehmuste, antura, punkka, lehtiö, jatkojohto, kenttä, luukku, tassutus, käpälä, näppäimistö, tassu, tyynysatula, pehmustaa, tallata, paikata, paisutella, suurennella, tassutella, topata, läpivärjätäFinnish
  • plume, coussinet, plumard, bloc, taule, tampon, pavé numérique, pieu, piaule, clavier, paddock, rembourrerFrench
  • cercine, torselloItalian
  • 肉球, パッドJapanese
  • paretua, whakapuruMāori
  • pute, blokk, hjemNorwegian
  • blocoPortuguese
  • подкладка, подушечка, прокладкаRussian
  • krypin, helikopterlandningsplats, block, lya, trampdyna, tassande, landningsplats, tass, binge, kvartSwedish
  • เบาะThai

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