What does paddle mean?

Definitions for paddle
ˈpæd lpad·dle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paddlenoun

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

  2. paddlenoun

    a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

  3. paddlenoun

    an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board

  4. paddle, boat paddleverb

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

  5. paddleverb

    propel with a paddle

    "paddle your own canoe"

  6. dabble, paddle, splash aroundverb

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

  7. paddleverb

    swim like a dog in shallow water

  8. toddle, coggle, totter, dodder, paddle, waddleverb

    walk unsteadily

    "small children toddle"

  9. spank, paddle, larrupverb

    give a spanking to; subject to a spanking

  10. paddleverb

    stir with a paddle

GCIDE

  1. Paddleverb

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

  2. Paddleverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paddleverb

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  2. Paddleverb

    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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  3. Paddleverb

    to pat or stroke amorously, or gently

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  4. Paddleverb

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  5. Paddleverb

    to pad; to tread upon; to trample

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  6. Paddleverb

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  7. Paddleverb

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  8. Paddleverb

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  9. Paddleverb

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  10. Paddleverb

    a paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  11. Paddleverb

    a paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  12. Paddleverb

    see Paddle staff (b), below

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. paddle

    A kind of oar, used by the natives of India, Africa, America, and by most savages; it is shorter and broader in the blade than the common oar.--To paddle, is to propel a boat more purely by hand, that is, without a fulcrum or rowlock.

Rap Dictionary

  1. paddlenoun

    Gun. "Say why ya creep without a muthaphuckin paddle" -- Lady or Rage (Lyrical Gangbang).

Editors Contribution

  1. paddle

    To walk through water.

    The children love to paddle in the paddling pool.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Paddle

    the flattened joints of posterior tarsi in aquatic Hemiptera.

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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

Examples of paddle in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Fedor Baart:

    We didn't know exactly when the inmates launched their boats, or their precise starting point, and so we decided to release 50 'boats' every 30 minutes between 20:00 and 04:00 (11 p.m. and 4 a.m.) from a range of possible escape spots at Alcatraz to see where they would end up, we added a paddling effect to the 'boats,' as we assumed the prisoners would paddle as they got closer to land.

  3. Jacob Braude:

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

  4. Melissa Romero:

    I put together our team. We travel around Florida to race against teams from in state and out of state. when I first started I couldn't paddle more than five minutes at a time. Now I can probably do an hour continuous.

  5. Paulina Porizkova:

    Starting last year- since my husband got diagnosed -Ive been on a strange journey. Paddling a canoe in a stormy sea. My boys are in the back, scared but preoccupied. Sometimes the waves are smaller and easier to navigate, some days I lose my paddle and waves threaten to overwhelm. But I know my purpose is to get myself and my kids to safety, to the beach.

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Translations for paddle

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  • مجدافArabic
  • 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
  • מָשׁוֹטHebrew
  • 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
  • wiosłowaćPolish
  • remoPortuguese
  • лопасть, ракетка, плица, весло, лопатка, плавник, гребное колесо, затвор, гребля, грестиRussian
  • racket, bordtennisracket, paddel, paddla, roSwedish
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