Definition of Wad in English :

Define Wad in English

Wad meaning in English

Meaning of Wad in English

Pronunciation of Wad in English

Wad pronunciation in English

Pronounce Wad in English


see synonyms of wad


1. wad

a small mass of soft material

Example Sentences:
'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

(often followed by of') a large number or amount or extent

Example Sentences:
'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. chaw, chew, cud, plug, quid, wad

a wad of something chewable as tobacco


4. bundle, compact, pack, wad

compress into a wad

Example Sentences:
'wad paper into the box'

5. chock up, cram, jam, jampack, ram, wad

crowd or pack to capacity

Example Sentences:
'the theater was jampacked'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wad
a small mass or ball of fibrous or soft material, such as cotton wool, used esp for packing or stuffing
a plug of paper, cloth, leather, etc, pressed against a charge to hold it in place in a muzzle-loading cannon
a disc of paper, felt, pasteboard, etc, used to hold in place the powder and shot in a shotgun cartridge
a roll or bundle of something, esp of banknotes
4. US and Canadian slang
a large quantity, esp of money
5. British dialect
a bundle of hay or straw
6. British military slang
a bun
char and a wad
verbWord forms: wads, wadding or wadded
to form (something) into a wad
8. (transitive)
to roll into a wad or bundle
9. (transitive)
to hold (a charge) in place with a wad
to insert a wad into (a gun)
10. (transitive)
to pack or stuff with wadding; pad
a soft dark earthy amorphous material consisting of decomposed manganese minerals: occurs in damp marshy areas

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see synonyms of wad
a small, soft mass or ball, as a handful of cotton, crumpled paper, etc.
a lump or small, compact mass (of something)
a wad of chewing tobacco
a mass of soft or fibrous material used for padding, packing, stuffing, etc.
a plug of hemp, tow, paper, etc. stuffed against a charge to keep it firmly in the breech of a muzzleloading gun or in a cartridge
5.  US, Informal
a roll of paper money
6.  US, Slang
a large amount, esp. of money
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈwadded or ˈwadding
to compress into a wad
8.  US
to roll up (paper, etc.) into a wad
to plug with a wad
to force or stuff
to wad oakum into a crack
to line or pad with or as with wadding
to hold (a charge) in place by a wad

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


see synonyms of wad
1. A small mass of soft material, often folded or rolled, used for padding, stuffing, or packing.
2. A compressed ball, roll, or lump, as of tobacco or chewing gum.
a. A plug, as of cloth or paper, used to retain a powder charge in a muzzleloading gun or cannon.
b. A disk, as of felt or paper, used to keep the powder and shot in place in a shotgun cartridge.
4. Informal A large amount: a wad of troubles.
5. Informal
a. A sizable roll of paper money.
b. A considerable amount of money.
6. Vulgar Slang An ejaculation of semen.
tr.v. wad·ded, wad·ding, wads
1. To compress into a wad: wad a candy wrapper.
2. To pad, pack, line, or plug with wadding: wad a keyhole.
a. To hold (shot or powder) in place with a wad.
b. To insert a wad into (a firearm).

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