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see synonyms of pad


1. pad, pad of paper, tablet

a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

2. pad

the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

3. inking pad, inkpad, pad, stamp pad

a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp

4. pad

a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

5. launch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad, pad

a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

6. diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad

temporary living quarters

7. pad

the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger


9. footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Example Sentences:
'Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone'

10. fill out, pad

line or stuff with soft material

Example Sentences:
'pad a bra'

11. bolster, pad

add padding to

Example Sentences:
'pad the seat of the chair'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pad
a thick piece of soft material used to make something comfortable, give it shape, or protect it
a guard made of flexible resilient material worn in various sports to protect parts of the body
3. Also called: stamp pad, ink pad
a block of firm absorbent material soaked with ink for transferring to a rubber stamp
4. Also called: notepad, writing pad
a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
a flat piece of stiff material used to back a piece of blotting paper
the fleshy cushion-like underpart of the foot of a cat, dog, etc
any of the parts constituting such a structure
any of various level surfaces or flat-topped structures, such as a launch pad
8. entomology a nontechnical name for pulvillus
the large flat floating leaf of the water lily
10. electronics
a resistive attenuator network inserted in the path of a signal to reduce amplitude or to match one circuit to another
11. slang
a person's residence
12. slang
a bed or bedroom
verbWord forms: pads, padding or padded (transitive)
to line, stuff, or fill out with soft material, esp in order to protect or give shape to
14. (often foll by out)
to inflate with irrelevant or false information
to pad out a story
verbWord forms: pads, padding or padded
1. (intr; often foll by along, up, etc)
to walk with a soft or muffled tread
2. (when intr, often foll by around)
to travel (a route) on foot, esp at a slow pace; tramp
to pad around the country
a dull soft sound, esp of footsteps
4. archaic short for footpad
5. archaic or dialect
a slow-paced horse; nag
6. Australian
a path or track
a cattle pad

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see synonyms of pad
a soft, stuffed saddle
anything made of or stuffed with soft material to fill out a shape, protect against friction, pressure, jarring, or blows, etc.; cushion
a shoulder pad, seat pad
a piece of folded gauze, compressed cotton, etc. used as a dressing or protection on a wound, etc.
the foot of certain animals, as the wolf or fox
any of the cushionlike parts on the underside of the foot of some animals
5.  US
the floating leaf of a water plant, as the waterlily
a number of sheets of paper for writing or drawing, glued together along one edge; tablet
an absorbent cushion soaked with ink for inking a rubber stamp
: in full stamp pad or ink pad
launch pad
9.  Slang
a pallet or bed
the room, apartment, etc. where one lives
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpadded or ˈpadding
to stuff, cover, or line with a pad or padding
to lengthen (a speech or piece of writing) with unnecessary or irrelevant material
12.  US
to fill (an expense account, bill, etc.) with invented or inflated entries
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈpadded or ˈpadding
to travel on foot; walk; tramp
to walk or run with a soft, almost soundless, step
the dull sound made by a footstep or staff on the ground
1.  British
a path
a horse with an easy pace
3.  Rare
a footpad

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pad
a. A thin, cushionlike mass of soft material used to fill, to give shape, or to protect against jarring, scraping, or other injury.
b. Sports A piece of equipment consisting of shaped cushioning material often attached to a hard outer surface and worn to protect against blows, collisions, or shots.
2. A flexible saddle without a frame.
3. An ink-soaked cushion used to ink a rubber stamp.
4. A number of sheets of paper of the same size stacked one on top of the other and glued together at one end; a tablet.
a. The broad floating leaf of an aquatic plant such as a water lily.
b. The flattened fleshy stem of a cactus such as a prickly pear. Also called paddle1.
a. The fleshy underside of the end of a finger or toe.
b. The cushionlike flesh on the underside of the toes and feet of many animals.
c. The foot of such an animal.
a. A launch pad.
b. A helipad.
a. A keypad.
b. A touchpad.
9. Slang One's living quarters, especially an apartment.
tr.v. pad·ded, pad·ding, pads
1. To line or stuff with soft material.
2. To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information: pad a lecture with jokes; pad an expense account.
v. pad·ded, pad·ding, pads
1. To go about on foot.
2. To move or walk about almost inaudibly.
To go along (a route) on foot: padding the long road into town.
1. A muffled sound resembling that of soft footsteps.
2. A horse with a plodding gait.

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