- The definition of a pad is the sound of a soft footstep, or something stuffed to provide a cushion, or the bottom of an animal's foot.
- An example of a pad is the sound of a child's footstep.
- An example of a pad is gauze.
- An example of a pad is the underside of the foot of a dog.
- Pad is defined as to walk softly, or to stuff, or to add unnecessary information.
- An example of pad is for a child to softly walk down the stairs.
- An example of pad is to put cotton inside a pillow.
- An example of pad is add unneeded details to a paper just to reach a word count.
Origin of padechoic, but influenced, influence by 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
- ☆ 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
- launch pad
- a pallet or bed
- the room, apartment, etc. where one lives
Origin of paduncertain or unknown; perhaps variant, variety of pod
on the padSlang
- Brit. a path
- a horse with an easy pace
- Now Rare a footpad
Origin of padDutch pad, path
- 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.
- A flexible saddle without a frame.
- An ink-soaked cushion used to ink a rubber stamp.
- 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 underpart 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.
- Slang One's living quarters, especially an apartment.
transitive verbpad·ded, pad·ding, pads
- To line or stuff with soft material.
- To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information: pad a lecture with jokes; pad an expense account.
Origin of padOrigin unknown.
verbpad·ded, pad·ding, pads
- To go about on foot.
- To move or walk about almost inaudibly.
- A muffled sound resembling that of soft footsteps.
- A horse with a plodding gait.
Origin of padPerhaps from Middle Dutch paden, tread a path, from pad, pat, path; see pent- in Indo-European roots.
pad - Computer Definition
A functional unit that organizes user data into packets according to the X.25 packet layer protocol (PLP) and encapsulates each in an LAPB frame before presenting it to the network.A PAD also may be responsible for password protection and performance reporting. In contemporary X.25 networks, a PAD generally is in the form of software installed on a terminal or a communications server. ITU-T Recommendation X.3 is the specification for a PAD. See also frame, LAPB, packet, PAD, password, PDN, PLP, server, software, terminal, X.3, and X.25.
(1) To fill a data structure with bits or characters. See padding.
(2) (PAD) (Packet Assembler/Disassembler) A communications device that formats outgoing data into packets of the required length for transmission in an X.25 packet switching network. It also strips the data out of incoming packets.