What does paddle mean?

Definitions for paddle
ˈpæd lpad·dle

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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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  3. Paddle(verb)

    to pat or stroke amorously, or gently

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  4. Paddle(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  5. Paddle(verb)

    to pad; to tread upon; to trample

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  6. Paddle(verb)

    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. Paddle(verb)

    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. Paddle(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  9. Paddle(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  10. Paddle(verb)

    a paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  11. Paddle(verb)

    a paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing

    Etymology: [See Paddle, v. i.]

  12. Paddle(verb)

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. paddle

    To walk through water.

    The children love to paddle in the paddling pool.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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How to say paddle in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Jacob Braude:

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

  4. Richard Theoharis:

    He’s very capable on the paddle board so it seems fishy to me, he was under pressure. He owed $600,000 and he didn’t have it. He was afraid the judge would throw him in jail. If he’s scared, we hope he will contact us. Make a phone call. Just let somebody know you’re safe so we can rest at night.

  5. 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.

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

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