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pad 1

 (păd)
n.
1.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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.
7.
a. A launch pad.
b. A helipad.
8.
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.

[Origin unknown.]

pad′less adj.

pad 2

 (păd)
v. pad·ded, pad·ding, pads
v.intr.
1. To go about on foot.
2. To move or walk about almost inaudibly.
v.tr.
To go along (a route) on foot: padding the long road into town.
n.
1. A muffled sound resembling that of soft footsteps.
2. A horse with a plodding gait.

[Perhaps from Middle Dutch paden, tread a path, from pad, pat, path; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

pad′der n.

pad

(pæd)
n
1. a thick piece of soft material used to make something comfortable, give it shape, or protect it
2. (General Sporting Terms) a guard made of flexible resilient material worn in various sports to protect parts of the body
3. Also called: stamp pad or ink pad a block of firm absorbent material soaked with ink for transferring to a rubber stamp
4. Also called: notepad or writing pad a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
5. a flat piece of stiff material used to back a piece of blotting paper
6. (Zoology)
a. the fleshy cushion-like underpart of the foot of a cat, dog, etc
b. any of the parts constituting such a structure
7. any of various level surfaces or flat-topped structures, such as a launch pad
8. (Zoology) entomol a nontechnical name for pulvillus
9. (Botany) the large flat floating leaf of the water lily
10. (Electronics) 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
vb (tr) , pads, padding or padded
13. 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.
[C16: origin uncertain; compare Low German pad sole of the foot]

pad

(pæd)
vb, 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.
n
3. a dull soft sound, esp of footsteps
4. (Historical Terms) archaic short for footpad
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) archaic or dialect a slow-paced horse; nag
6. Austral a path or track: a cattle pad.
[C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch paden, from pad path]

pad1

(pæd)

n., v. pad•ded, pad•ding. n.
1. a cushionlike mass of soft material used for comfort, protection, or stuffing.
2. a soft, stuffed cushion used as a saddle.
3. a number of sheets of paper glued together at one edge to form a tablet.
4. a soft, ink-soaked block of absorbent material for inking a rubber stamp.
5.
a. the fleshy mass of tissue on the underside of each finger and toe.
b. any of the cushionlike parts on the feet of vertebrates.
c. the enlarged structure at the tip of the legs in certain insects; pulvillus.
7. Slang.
a. one's living quarters.
b. one's bed.
v.t.
8. to furnish or stuff with a pad or padding.
9. to expand or add to unnecessarily or dishonestly: to pad a book; to pad an expense account.
Idioms:
on the pad, Slang. (of a police officer) receiving a bribe, esp. on a regular basis.
[1545–55; of obscure orig.]

pad2

(pæd)

n., v. pad•ded, pad•ding. n.
1. a dull, muffled sound, as of footsteps on the ground.
2. a slow-paced road horse.
3. Brit. Dial. a path.
v.i.
4. to travel on foot; walk.
5. to walk so that one's footsteps make a dull, muffled sound.
v.t.
6. to travel along on foot.
7. to beat down by treading.
[1545–55; orig. argot, < Middle Dutch or Low German pad path]

Pad

 a bunch or package; a mass of anything soft, e.g., a cushion.
Examples: pad of forms, 1876; of mackerel (measure of sixty mackerel); of straw, 1554; of wool; of writing paper, 1865; of yarn.

pad


Past participle: padded
Gerund: padding

Imperative
pad
pad
Present
I pad
you pad
he/she/it pads
we pad
you pad
they pad
Preterite
I padded
you padded
he/she/it padded
we padded
you padded
they padded
Present Continuous
I am padding
you are padding
he/she/it is padding
we are padding
you are padding
they are padding
Present Perfect
I have padded
you have padded
he/she/it has padded
we have padded
you have padded
they have padded
Past Continuous
I was padding
you were padding
he/she/it was padding
we were padding
you were padding
they were padding
Past Perfect
I had padded
you had padded
he/she/it had padded
we had padded
you had padded
they had padded
Future
I will pad
you will pad
he/she/it will pad
we will pad
you will pad
they will pad
Future Perfect
I will have padded
you will have padded
he/she/it will have padded
we will have padded
you will have padded
they will have padded
Future Continuous
I will be padding
you will be padding
he/she/it will be padding
we will be padding
you will be padding
they will be padding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been padding
you have been padding
he/she/it has been padding
we have been padding
you have been padding
they have been padding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been padding
you will have been padding
he/she/it will have been padding
we will have been padding
you will have been padding
they will have been padding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been padding
you had been padding
he/she/it had been padding
we had been padding
you had been padding
they had been padding
Conditional
I would pad
you would pad
he/she/it would pad
we would pad
you would pad
they would pad
Past Conditional
I would have padded
you would have padded
he/she/it would have padded
we would have padded
you would have padded
they would have padded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pad - a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edgepad - a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
message pad, writing pad - a pad of paper on which messages can be written
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
notepad - a pad of paper for keeping notes
2.pad - the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)pad - the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
foliage, leaf, leafage - the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
lily pad - floating leaves of a water lily
3.pad - a block of absorbent material saturated with inkpad - a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
4.pad - a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
carpet pad, rug pad, underlay, underlayment - a pad placed under a carpet
cleaning pad - a pad used as a cleaning implement
mat - a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
mattress - a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
mattress pad - a protective pad over a mattress to protect it
cushioning, padding - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
panel - a soft pad placed under a saddle
plastron - a large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest
potholder - an insulated pad for holding hot pots
powderpuff, puff - a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
rat - a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure
Kotex, sanitary napkin, sanitary towel - a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow
hot pad, table mat - a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table
skin patch, transdermal patch - a medicated adhesive pad placed on the skin for absorption of a time released dose of medication into the bloodstream
5.pad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launchedpad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
launching site - a place for launching pads
6.pad - temporary living quarterspad - temporary living quarters    
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
7.pad - the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's fingerpad - the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Verb1.pad - add details to
glorify - cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
2.pad - walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mudpad - walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
squish, slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch - walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
3.pad - line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra"
stuff - cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
rat - give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
4.pad - add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"

pad

1
noun
1. wad, dressing, pack, padding, compress, wadding He placed a pad of cotton wool over the cut.
2. cushion, filling, stuffing, pillow, bolster, upholstery Seat-pad covers which tie to the backs of your chairs
3. notepad, block, tablet, notebook, jotter, writing pad Have a pad and pencil ready.
4. (Slang) home, flat, apartment, place, room, quarters, hang-out (informal) He's bought himself a bachelor pad.
5. paw, foot, sole My cat has an infection in the pad of its foot.
verb
1. pack, line, fill, protect, shape, stuff, cushion Pad the seat with a pillow.
pad something out lengthen, stretch, elaborate, inflate, fill out, amplify, augment, spin out, flesh out, eke out, protract He padded out his article with a lot of quotations.

pad

2
verb sneak, creep, prowl, steal, ghost, tiptoe, slink, pussyfoot (informal), tread warily, go barefoot, walk quietly He padded around in his slippers.
Translations
إضْمامة ورقمَنَصَّه لأطلاق الصَّواريخوِسَادَةٌ رَقِيقَةٌوِسادَه صغيرَهيُبَطِّن بالقُطن
blokodpalovácí rampapodložkapolštářektiše našlapovat
puderampetraske=-blokblok
pehmustepolkuanturapunkkatallatatassu
jastučić
púîiskotpallurskrifblokktipla, ganga léttilega og hljóîlegatroîa , bólstra upp
パッド
패드
bloks, bloknotsiet nedzirdamiem soļiempolsterēt, lietot polsteripolsterisstarta vieta
ticho kráčať
blazinicapisalni blok
dyna
เบาะรอง
miếng đệm lót

pad

1 [pæd]
A. N
1. (to prevent friction etc) → almohadilla f, cojinete m; (for ink) → tampón m; (= brake pad) → zapata f
2. (= shoulder pad) → hombrera f; (= knee pad) → rodillera f; (= elbow pad) → codera f; (= shin pad) → espinillera f
3. (= note pad, writing pad) → bloc(k) m, cuaderno m; (= blotting pad) → secafirmas m
4. (for helicopter) → plataforma f; (= launch pad) → plataforma f de lanzamiento
5. [of animal's foot] → almohadilla f
B. VT
1. [+ shoulders etc] → acolchonar, poner hombreras a; [+ armour] → enguatar
2. (= stuff) → rellenar (fig) [+ book, speech etc] → meter paja en
C. VI to pad aboutandar or (esp LAm) caminar sin hacer ruido
to pad inentrar sin hacer ruido
pad out VT + ADV [+ speech, essay] → meter paja en
the essay was padded out with references toel trabajo estaba inflado de referencias a ...

pad

2 [pæd] N (= home) → casa f; (= flat) → piso m, departamento m (LAm); (= room) → agujero m, habitación f

pad

[ˈpæd]
n
(= notebook) → bloc m (= writing pad) → bloc m
(= piece of soft material) (for protection)rembourrage m; [cotton wool] → compresse f
The corners of the box were protected with foam pads → Les coins de la boîte était protégés par un rembourrage en mousse.
(SPORT) elbow pad → coudière f
knee pad → genouillère f
ankle pad → chevillère f
[fingers, toes] → pulpe f; [dog, cat] → coussinet m
(= inkpad) → tampon m encreur
(= home) → piaule f
vt [+ seat, steering wheel] → rembourrer; [+ walls] → capitonner; [+ shoulders] → rembourrer
vi (= walk quietly and lightly) to pad about → aller et venir à pas feutrés
to pad around the room → trottiner dans la pièce
to pad in → entrer en trottinant
to pad out of the room → sortir de la pièce en trottinant
pad out
vt sep
to pad sth out with sth [+ speech, report] → étoffer qch avec qch

pad

1
vi to pad about (Brit) or aroundumhertapsen; to pad alongentlangtrotten; the panther padded up and downder Pant(h)er trottete auf und ab; the tiger padded off into the bushesder Tiger trottete ins Gebüsch

pad

2
n
(= stuffing) (for comfort etc) → Polster nt; (for protection) → Schützer m; (in bra) → Einlage f; (= brake pad etc)Belag m; (esp US: = sanitary pad) → Damenbinde f
(of paper)Block m; (of blotting paper)Schreibunterlage f
(for inking) → Stempelkissen nt
(of animal’s foot)Ballen m
(= launch pad)(Abschuss)rampe f
(inf: = room, home) → Bude f (inf); at your padin deiner Bude, bei dir
vt shoulders etcpolstern

pad

[pæd]
1. n
a. (to prevent friction) → cuscinetto (Ftbl) → parastinco (Hockey) → gambiera; (brake pad) → pastiglia; (for ink) → tampone m
b. (writing pad) → blocco di carta da lettere; (notepad) → bloc-notes m inv, blocchetto
c. (launch pad) → rampa di lancio
d. (of animal's foot) → cuscinetto
e. (fam) (flat) → appartamentino
2. vt (cushion, shoulders) → imbottire
3. vi to pad about/incamminare/entrare a passi felpati
pad out vt + adv (speech) → farcire

pad1

(pӕd) noun
1. a soft, cushion-like object made of or filled with a soft material, used to prevent damage by knocking, rubbing etc. She knelt on a pad to clean the floor.
2. sheets of paper fixed together. a writing-pad.
3. a platform from which rockets are sent off. a launching-pad.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpadded
to put a pad in or on (for protection, to make big enough etc). The shoes were too big so she padded them with cottonwool.
ˈpadding noun
material used to make a pad to protect, fill etc. He used old blankets as padding.
pad out
to fill with a soft material to make the right size. The actor's costume was padded out to make him look fat.

pad2

(pӕd) past tense, past participle ˈpadded verb
to walk softly. The dog padded along the road.

pad

وِسَادَةٌ رَقِيقَةٌ podložka pude Polster προστατευτικό μαξιλαράκι almohadilla pehmuste tampon jastučić cuscinetto パッド 패드 kussen polstring podkładka coxim прокладка dyna เบาะรอง ped miếng đệm lót

pad

n (cushion) cojín m, almohadilla; (of the finger) yema (del dedo); alcohol — gasa or toallita con alcohol; heating — almohadilla térmica; sanitary — toalla sanitaria or femenina; vt (pret & pp padded; ger padding) acolchar, acojinar
References in classic literature ?
You carry a little pad of paper in your pocket, don't you?
I am sure I knew nothing about him, except that he had originally been alone in the business, and now lived by himself in a house near Montagu Square, which was fearfully in want of painting; that he came very late of a day, and went away very early; that he never appeared to be consulted about anything; and that he had a dingy little black-hole of his own upstairs, where no business was ever done, and where there was a yellow old cartridge-paper pad upon his desk, unsoiled by ink, and reported to be twenty years of age.
He remembered pushing, with a big leather pad on his forehead, at a gun stuck in deep mud, and that was before the Afghan War of 1842, and he had not then come to his full strength.
While Don Quixote examined the book, Sancho examined the valise, not leaving a corner in the whole of it or in the pad that he did not search, peer into, and explore, or seam that he did not rip, or tuft of wool that he did not pick to pieces, lest anything should escape for want of care and pains; so keen was the covetousness excited in him by the discovery of the crowns, which amounted to near a hundred; and though he found no more booty, he held the blanket flights, balsam vomits, stake benedictions, carriers' fisticuffs, missing alforjas, stolen coat, and all the hunger, thirst, and weariness he had endured in the service of his good master, cheap at the price; as he considered himself more than fully indemnified for all by the payment he received in the gift of the treasure-trove.
The pad of naked human feet just beyond the garden.
For her pad the Grandmother had nothing for the party but abuse.
Monsieur D'Artagnan traveled, then, pretty easily upon Furet, who ambled like a true butter-woman's pad, and who, with his amble, managed cheerfully about twelve leagues a day, upon four spindle-shanks, of which the practiced eye of D'Artagnan had appreciated the strength and safety beneath the thick mass of hair which covered them.
But what shocked me more than any signs of physical weakness was that his face was grotesquely criss-crossed with sticking-plaster, and that one large pad of it was fastened over his mouth.
Now he met a fair buxom lass in a shady lane, and each gave the other a merry word and passed their way; now he saw a fair lady upon an ambling pad, to whom he doffed his cap, and who bowed sedately in return to the fair youth; now he saw a fat monk on a pannier-laden ass; now a gallant knight, with spear and shield and armor that flashed brightly in the sunlight; now a page clad in crimson; and now a stout burgher from good Nottingham Town, pacing along with serious footsteps; all these sights he saw, but adventure found he none.
Only the delighted "Uncle" dismounted, and cut off a pad, shaking the hare for the blood to drip off, and anxiously glancing round with restless eyes while his arms and legs twitched.
Upon a pad beside him was the outline of a key, and here he noted the results of his measurements.
Having got the drugget he folded it in two, and after taking off the breechband and pad, covered Mukhorty with it.