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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"


  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)


  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

  8. Origin: [See Woad.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wad

    wod, n. a mass of loose matter thrust close together for packing, &c., as hay, tow, &c.: a little mass of paper, tow, or the like to keep the charge in a gun.—v.t. to form into a mass: to pad, stuff out: to stuff a wad into:—pr.p. wad′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. wad′ded.n. Wad′ding, a wad, or the materials for wads: a soft stuff, also sheets of carded cotton for stuffing garments, &c. [Skeat refers to Scand., Sw. vadd, wadding; cf. Ger. watte, wadding, wat, cloth (whence Fr. ouate); ult. allied to weed.]

  2. Wad

    wad, a Scotch form of wed, also of would.

  3. Wad

    Wadd, wod, n. an earthy ore of manganese.

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Anagrams for wad »

  1. AWD

  2. ADW

  3. daw, DAW


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wad in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wad in a Sentence

  1. Joanna Gaines:

    I remember when we first got married the only money we had was what was in Chip’s pocket, he always had a wad of cash, but we were broke. If I needed to go grocery shopping it’s whatever was in his pocket. That’s how we paid the bills.

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