Pad definition

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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.
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To move or walk about almost inaudibly.
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A flexible saddle without a frame.
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An ink-soaked cushion used to ink a rubber stamp.
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A launch pad.
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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.

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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.

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(slang) One's living quarters, especially an apartment.
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A thin, cushionlike mass of soft material used to fill, to give shape, or to protect against jarring, scraping, or other injury.
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(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.
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The broad floating leaf of an aquatic plant such as a water lily.
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The flattened fleshy stem of a cactus such as a prickly pear.
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The fleshy underside of the end of a finger or toe.
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The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.
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The foot of such an animal.
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A helipad.
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A keypad.
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A touchpad.
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To line or stuff with soft material.
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To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information.

Pad a lecture with jokes; pad an expense account.

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To go along (a route) on foot.

Padding the long road into town.

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A muffled sound resembling that of soft footsteps.
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A horse with a plodding gait.
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The dull sound made by a footstep or staff on the ground.
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A soft, stuffed saddle.
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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.

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A piece of folded gauze, compressed cotton, etc. used as a dressing or protection on a wound, etc.
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The floating leaf of a water plant, as the waterlily.
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A number of sheets of paper for writing or drawing, glued together along one edge; tablet.
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An absorbent cushion soaked with ink for inking a rubber stamp.
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The foot of certain animals, as the wolf or fox.
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Any of the cushionlike parts on the underside of the foot of some animals.
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A pallet or bed.
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The apartment, house, etc. where one lives.
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To stuff, cover, or line with a pad or padding.
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To lengthen (a speech or piece of writing) with unnecessary or irrelevant material.
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To fill (an expense account, bill, etc.) with invented or inflated entries.
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To travel on foot; walk; tramp.
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To walk or run with a soft, almost soundless, step.
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(brit.) A path.
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A horse with an easy pace.
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(now rare) A footpad.
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A thin, cushionlike mass of soft material used to fill, to give shape, or to protect against jarring, scraping, or other injury.
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The fleshy underside of the end of a finger or toe.
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The cushionlike flesh on the underside of the toes and feet of many animals.
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The foot of such an animal.
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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.
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To go about on foot.
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  • accepting a share of the graft received collectively by members of a police precinct
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pad
Plural:
pads

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pad

  • Perhaps from Middle Dutch paden tread a path from pad, pat path pent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition