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pad·dle 1

 (păd′l)
n.
1. An implement with a flat blade at one or both ends, held in the hands without an oarlock and passed through the water to propel a small boat such as a canoe.
2. Any of various implements resembling the paddle of a boat or canoe, as:
a. Sports A light wooden or plastic racket used in playing table tennis, platform tennis, and similar games.
b. A flat board with a handle used to administer physical punishment.
c. A blade or shovellike implement used for stirring or mixing.
3. Medicine A flat electrode that is part of a defibrillator and is put on a patient's chest to deliver an electric shock to the heart.
4. A board on a paddle wheel.
5. A flipper or flattened appendage of certain animals.
6. Botany See pad1.
7. The act of paddling.
v. pad·dled, pad·dling, pad·dles
v.intr.
1. Nautical
a. To propel a watercraft with paddles or a paddle.
b. To row slowly and gently.
2. To move through water by means of repeated short strokes of the limbs.
v.tr.
1. Nautical
a. To propel (a watercraft) with paddles or a paddle.
b. To convey in a watercraft propelled by paddles.
2. To spank or beat with a paddle, especially as a punishment.
3. To stir or shape (material) with a paddle.

[Middle English padell, spadelike tool used to clean plowshares, hoe; perhaps akin to spatyl, spatula, from Old French spatule, from Latin spatula, flat piece of wood; see spatula.]

pad′dler n.

pad·dle 2

 (păd′l)
intr.v. pad·dled, pad·dling, pad·dles
1. To dabble about in shallow water; splash gently with the hands or feet.
2. To move with a waddling motion; toddle.

[Perhaps of Low German origin.]

paddle

(ˈpædəl)
n
1. (Rowing) a short light oar with a flat blade at one or both ends, used without a rowlock to propel a canoe or small boat
2. (Nautical Terms) Also called: float a blade of a water wheel or paddle wheel
3. (Rowing) a period of paddling: to go for a paddle upstream.
4. (Nautical Terms)
a. a paddle wheel used to propel a boat
b. (as modifier): a paddle steamer.
5. (Civil Engineering) the sliding panel in a lock or sluicegate that regulates the level or flow of water
6. any of various instruments shaped like a paddle and used for beating, mixing, etc
7. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a table-tennis bat
8. (Zoology) the flattened limb of a seal, turtle, or similar aquatic animal, specialized for swimming
vb
9. to propel (a canoe, small boat, etc) with a paddle
10. paddle one's own canoe
a. to be self-sufficient
b. to mind one's own business
11. (tr) to convey by paddling: we paddled him to the shore.
12. (tr) to stir or mix with or as if with a paddle
13. (Rowing) to row (a boat) steadily, esp (of a racing crew) to row firmly but not at full pressure
14. (intr) (of steamships) to be propelled by paddle wheels
15. (intr) to swim with short rapid strokes, like a dog
16. (tr) informal US and Canadian to spank
[C15: of unknown origin]
ˈpaddler n

paddle

(ˈpædəl)
vb (mainly intr)
1. to walk or play barefoot in shallow water, mud, etc
2. to dabble the fingers, hands, or feet in water
3. to walk unsteadily, like a baby
4. (tr) archaic to fondle with the fingers
n
the act of paddling in water
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈpaddler n

pad•dle1

(ˈpæd l)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. a short, flat-bladed oar for propelling and steering a canoe or small boat, usu. held by both hands and moved through a vertical arc.
2. any of various similar implements used for mixing, stirring, or beating.
3. a similarly shaped implement used to spank or beat someone.
4. a racket with a short handle and a wide, rounded blade, used in table tennis, paddle tennis, etc.
5. an implement used for beating garments while washing them in running water, as in a stream.
6. a blade of a paddle wheel.
8. a flipper or limb of a penguin, turtle, whale, etc.
9. an act of paddling.
v.i.
10. to propel or travel in a canoe or the like by using a paddle.
v.t.
11. to propel with a paddle.
12. to spank with or as if with a paddle.
13. to stir, mix, or beat with or as if with a paddle.
14. to hit (a ball) with a paddle.
[1400–50; late Middle English padell implement for cleaning a plowshare, of uncertain origin]
pad′dler, n.

pad•dle2

(ˈpæd l)

v.i. -dled, -dling.
to move the feet or hands in water.
[1520–30; orig. uncertain]
pad′dler, n.

paddle

  • paddle - An aquatic animal's flipper can also be called a paddle—as can the foot of a duck or the wing of a penguin.
  • patrol - Comes from a French word meaning "paddle about in the mud."
  • rudder - First meant "paddle" or "oar."
  • float - The boards and paddle of a waterwheel or paddlewheel are the floats.

paddle


Past participle: paddled
Gerund: paddling

Imperative
paddle
paddle
Present
I paddle
you paddle
he/she/it paddles
we paddle
you paddle
they paddle
Preterite
I paddled
you paddled
he/she/it paddled
we paddled
you paddled
they paddled
Present Continuous
I am paddling
you are paddling
he/she/it is paddling
we are paddling
you are paddling
they are paddling
Present Perfect
I have paddled
you have paddled
he/she/it has paddled
we have paddled
you have paddled
they have paddled
Past Continuous
I was paddling
you were paddling
he/she/it was paddling
we were paddling
you were paddling
they were paddling
Past Perfect
I had paddled
you had paddled
he/she/it had paddled
we had paddled
you had paddled
they had paddled
Future
I will paddle
you will paddle
he/she/it will paddle
we will paddle
you will paddle
they will paddle
Future Perfect
I will have paddled
you will have paddled
he/she/it will have paddled
we will have paddled
you will have paddled
they will have paddled
Future Continuous
I will be paddling
you will be paddling
he/she/it will be paddling
we will be paddling
you will be paddling
they will be paddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paddling
you have been paddling
he/she/it has been paddling
we have been paddling
you have been paddling
they have been paddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paddling
you will have been paddling
he/she/it will have been paddling
we will have been paddling
you will have been paddling
they will have been paddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paddling
you had been paddling
he/she/it had been paddling
we had been paddling
you had been paddling
they had been paddling
Conditional
I would paddle
you would paddle
he/she/it would paddle
we would paddle
you would paddle
they would paddle
Past Conditional
I would have paddled
you would have paddled
he/she/it would have paddled
we would have paddled
you would have paddled
they would have paddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paddle - small wooden bat with a flat surfacepaddle - small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
bat - a club used for hitting a ball in various games
pingpong paddle, table-tennis bat, table-tennis racquet - paddle used to play table tennis
2.paddle - a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheelpaddle - a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
vane, blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
mill wheel, millwheel - water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill
paddle wheel, paddlewheel - a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat
3.paddle - an instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
instrument of punishment - an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
4.paddle - a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boatpaddle - a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat
oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat
Verb1.paddle - propel with a paddle; "paddle your own canoe"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
feather, square - turn the paddle; in canoeing
boat - ride in a boat on water
2.paddle - play in or as if in water, as of small children
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
3.paddle - swim like a dog in shallow water
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
4.paddle - walk unsteadilypaddle - walk unsteadily; "small children toddle"
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"
5.paddle - give a spanking topaddle - give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
6.paddle - stir with a paddlepaddle - stir with a paddle      
stir - move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"

paddle

1
noun
1. oar, sweep, scull He used a piece of driftwood as a paddle.
verb
1. row, pull, scull paddling around the South Pacific in a kayak

paddle

2
verb
1. wade, splash (about), slop, plash The children were paddling in the stream.
2. dabble, wet, stir, dip, splash He paddled his hands in the water.
Translations
مِجدَافٌمِجْذافيُجَذِّفيُجْذِّفُيَخوض الماء
pádlopádlovatbrouzdatbrouzdat se
padlepagajsoppevadepaddel
mõla
melameloapiestäsiipisiipiratas
gacativeslativeslo
busla, skvamparóaróîraspaîi, kajakár
パドルパドルで漕ぐ水辺を歩く
젓다첨벙거리며 다니다
airētairētiesbradātplunčātiessmailītes airis
pádlopádlovať
čofotatimahati s plavutmiveslativeslo
paddelpaddlavada
ไม้พายเรือพาย แจวพายเรือ
chèo xuồnglội nướcmái chèo

paddle

[ˈpædl]
A. N
1. (= oar) → zagual m, pala f, remo m (LAm); (= blade of wheel) → paleta f; (= wheel) → rueda f de paletas
2. (US) (= bat) → raqueta f
3. to go for or have a paddleir a chapotear, ir a mojarse los pies
B. VT
1. [+ boat] → remar con pala
2. (US) (= spank) → azotar, zurrar
3. to paddle one's feet in the seamojarse los pies en el mar
C. VI
1. (in boat) → remar con pala
they paddled to the bankdirigieron el bote a la orilla
2. (= walk in water) → mojarse los pies
D. CPD paddle boat, paddle steamer Nvapor m de ruedas or paletas
paddle wheel Nrueda f de paletas

paddle

[ˈpædəl]
n
(= oar) → pagaie f
to go for a paddle → aller faire trempette
vi
(in boat)pagayer
(= walk or stand in water) → barboter, faire trempette
vt
to paddle a canoe → pagayer
He taught us how to paddle a canoe → Il nous a appris à pagayer.
They paddled the canoe into the middle of the river → Ils ont pagayé jusqu'au milieu de la rivière.paddle boat paddle steamer nbateau m à aubespaddling pool n (British)pataugeoire f

paddle

n
(= oar)Paddel nt
(= blade of wheel)Schaufel f; (= wheel)Schaufelrad nt
(for mixing) → Rührschaufel f
Grandpa still enjoys a paddleOpa plan(t)scht noch gern durchs Wasser; to go for a paddle, to have a paddledurchs Wasser waten
(in table tennis) → Schläger m
vt
boatpaddeln
to paddle one’s feet in the watermit den Füßen im Wasser plan(t)schen; paddle your feet and you’ll stay afloatdu musst mit den Füßen paddeln, dann gehst du nicht unter
(US: = spank) → verhauen, versohlen (inf)
vi
(in boat) → paddeln
(with feet, swimming) → paddeln
(= walk in shallow water)waten

paddle

:
paddle boat
nRaddampfer m; (small, on pond) → Paddelboot nt
paddle box
nRadkasten m
paddle steamer
nRaddampfer m
paddle wheel
nSchaufelrad nt

paddle

[ˈpædl]
1. n
a. (oar) → pagaia; (blade of wheel) → pala
b. to have a paddlecamminare nell'acqua bassa
2. vt (boat) → fare andare a colpi di pagaia
3. vi
a. (in boat) → pagaiare
b. (walk in water) → sguazzare

paddle1

(ˈpӕdl) verb
to walk about in shallow water. The children went paddling in the sea.

paddle2

(ˈpӕdl) noun
a short, light oar, often with a blade at each end of the shaft, used in canoes etc.
verb
to move with a paddle. He paddled the canoe along the river.
ˈpaddle-steamer noun
a boat driven by paddle-wheels.
ˈpaddle-wheel noun
a large wheel fitted with flat pieces of wood, attached to the side or stern of a boat and turned to make it move through the water.

to paddle (not pedal) a canoe.

paddle

مِجدَافٌ, يُجْذِّفُ, يـَمْشِي في الـمِياهِ الضَحْلَة brouzdat, pádlo, pádlovat paddel, padle, vade Paddel, paddeln, planschen κουπί, πλατσουρίζω, τσαλαβουτώ mojarse los pies, remar, remo kahlata, mela, meloa pagaie, pagayer, patauger gacati, veslati, veslo camminare nell'acqua, pagaia, pagaiare パドル, パドルで漕ぐ, 水辺を歩く, 젓다, 첨벙거리며 다니다 peddel, peddelen, pootjebaden padle, padleåre, vasse brodzić, krótkie wiosło o szerokim piórze, wytaplać się pagaia, patinhar, remar, remo curto байдарочное весло, брести по отмели, грести paddel, paddla, vada ไม้พายเรือ, พาย แจว, พายเรือ ayak çırpmak, kısa kürek, sığ suda çıplak ayak yürümek chèo xuồng, lội nước, mái chèo 划桨, 蹚水
References in classic literature ?
Duncan listened with intense anxiety for the strokes of the paddle, believing that flight was now their only refuge.
Hiding his canoe, still afloat, among these thickets, with its prow seaward, he sat down in the stern, paddle low in hand; and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains; and throwing himself at full length upon the deck, grappled a ringbolt there, and swore not to let it go, though hacked in pieces.
The involuntary consternation of the moment caused him to leap, paddle in hand, out of the boat; and in such a way, that part of the slack whale line coming against his chest, he breasted it overboard with him, so as to become entangled in it, when at last plumping into the water.
And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.
Louis at four in the afternoon, and she stood on the lower guard abaft the paddle box and watched Tom through a blur of tears until he melted into the throng of people and disappeared; then she looked no more, but sat there on a coil of cable crying till far into the night.
Hamilton, and upon the Saturday night previous to Easter holidays, paddle directly up the Chesapeake Bay.
There was one thwart set as low as possible, a kind of stretcher in the bows, and a double paddle for propulsion.
He panted up the terrace only to disappear to the head in a wave of monkeys, but he threw himself squarely on his haunches, and, spreading out his forepaws, hugged as many as he could hold, and then began to hit with a regular bat-bat-bat, like the flipping strokes of a paddle wheel.
The black seized the paddle and Baynes shoved them out from beneath the tree.
There were no oars in the boat, but I contrived to paddle, as well as my parboiled hands would allow, down the river towards Halliford and Walton, going very tediously and continually looking behind me, as you may well under- stand.
On the Columbia they are poor and dirty, paddle about in canoes, and eat fish.
At the farther end of the vessel a form was faintly seen, guiding its motions, and using a paddle with the ease of one who felt there was no necessity for exertion.