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wad

 (wŏd)
n.
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.
3.
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.
3.
a. To hold (shot or powder) in place with a wad.
b. To insert a wad into (a firearm).

[Origin unknown.]

wad

(wɒd)
n
1. (Textiles) a small mass or ball of fibrous or soft material, such as cotton wool, used esp for packing or stuffing
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a plug of paper, cloth, leather, etc, pressed against a charge to hold it in place in a muzzle-loading cannon
b. a disc of paper, felt, pasteboard, etc, used to hold in place the powder and shot in a shotgun cartridge
3. (Banking & Finance) a roll or bundle of something, esp of banknotes
4. (Banking & Finance) slang US and Canadian a large quantity, esp of money
5. (Agriculture) dialect Brit a bundle of hay or straw
6. military slang Brit a bun: char and a wad.
vb, wads, wadding or wadded
7. to form (something) into a wad
8. (tr) to roll into a wad or bundle
9. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr)
a. to hold (a charge) in place with a wad
b. to insert a wad into (a gun)
10. (tr) to pack or stuff with wadding; pad
[C14: from Late Latin wadda; related to German Watte cotton wool]
ˈwadder n

wad

(wɒd)
n
(Geological Science) a soft dark earthy amorphous material consisting of decomposed manganese minerals: occurs in damp marshy areas
[C17: of unknown origin]

wad

(wɒd)

n., v. wad•ded, wad•ding. n.
1. a small mass or ball of anything.
2. a small mass of cotton, wool, or the like, used for padding, packing, etc.
3. a roll of something, esp. of bank notes.
4. a comparatively large stock or quantity of something, esp. money.
5. a plug of cloth, paper, or the like, used to hold the powder or shot, or both, in place in a muzzleloading gun or a cartridge.
v.t.
6. to form (material) into a wad.
7. to roll tightly (often fol. by up): He wadded up his cap.
8. to stuff with a wad.
9. to fill out with or as if with wadding.
v.i.
10. to become formed into a wad.
[1530–40; < Medieval Latin wadda < Arabic bāṭa'in lining of a garment, batting; compare French ouate, Dutch watte, Swedish vadd]

Wad

 a little amount; a tuft or bundle; a heap or swathe.
Examples: wad of banknotes, 1899; of beans, 1856; of clovergrass, 1750; of cotton (a plug), 1861; of greenbacks (U. S. money); of groans; of hay, 1596; of hemp, 1799; of linen (to carry on the head), 1752; of lupins, 1601; of money; of peas, 1620; of reeds, 1886; of straw, 1573; of tobacco; of tow; of wheat, 1763.

wad


Past participle: wadded
Gerund: wadding

Imperative
wad
wad
Present
I wad
you wad
he/she/it wads
we wad
you wad
they wad
Preterite
I wadded
you wadded
he/she/it wadded
we wadded
you wadded
they wadded
Present Continuous
I am wadding
you are wadding
he/she/it is wadding
we are wadding
you are wadding
they are wadding
Present Perfect
I have wadded
you have wadded
he/she/it has wadded
we have wadded
you have wadded
they have wadded
Past Continuous
I was wadding
you were wadding
he/she/it was wadding
we were wadding
you were wadding
they were wadding
Past Perfect
I had wadded
you had wadded
he/she/it had wadded
we had wadded
you had wadded
they had wadded
Future
I will wad
you will wad
he/she/it will wad
we will wad
you will wad
they will wad
Future Perfect
I will have wadded
you will have wadded
he/she/it will have wadded
we will have wadded
you will have wadded
they will have wadded
Future Continuous
I will be wadding
you will be wadding
he/she/it will be wadding
we will be wadding
you will be wadding
they will be wadding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wadding
you have been wadding
he/she/it has been wadding
we have been wadding
you have been wadding
they have been wadding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wadding
you will have been wadding
he/she/it will have been wadding
we will have been wadding
you will have been wadding
they will have been wadding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wadding
you had been wadding
he/she/it had been wadding
we had been wadding
you had been wadding
they had been wadding
Conditional
I would wad
you would wad
he/she/it would wad
we would wad
you would wad
they would wad
Past Conditional
I would have wadded
you would have wadded
he/she/it would have wadded
we would have wadded
you would have wadded
they would have wadded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wad - a small mass of soft material; "he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
2.wad - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentwad - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "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"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
3.wad - a wad of something chewable as tobaccowad - a wad of something chewable as tobacco
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
Verb1.wad - compress into a wadwad - compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
compact, pack - have the property of being packable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
puddle - work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
2.wad - crowd or pack to capacitywad - crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
stuff - cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his pockets"
cram - put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled; "cram books into the suitcase"

wad

noun
1. bundle, roll, bankroll (U.S. & Canad.), pocketful a wad of banknotes
2. mass, ball, lump, hunk, piece, block, plug, chunk a wad of cotton wool
3. plug, twist, chew, quid He spat out a great wad of tobacco.

wad

noun
1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
2. Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, zillion.
3. Informal. A large sum of money:
Slang: pile.
Translations

wad

[wɒd]
A. N (= stuffing) → taco m, tapón m; (in gun, cartridge) → taco m; [of cotton wool] → bolita f; [of papers] → fajo m, lío m; [of banknotes] → fajo m
wads of moneyun dineral
B. VT (stuff) → rellenar (Sew) → acolchar

wad

[ˈwɒd] n
[cotton wool, paper] → tampon m
[banknotes] → liasse f

wad

n
(= compact mass)Knäuel m or nt; (in gun, cartridge) → Pfropfen m; (of cotton wool etc)Bausch m; to use something as a wadetw zum Ausstopfen or als Polster benutzen
(of papers, banknotes)Bündel nt; he’s got wads of money (inf)er hat Geld wie Heu (inf)
vt (= secure, stuff)stopfen; (= squeeze)zusammenknüllen; (Sew) → wattieren

wad

[wɒd] n (of cloth) → tampone m; (of chewing gum, putty) → pallina; (of cotton wool) → batuffolo; (of papers, banknotes) → fascio
References in classic literature ?
Am I a cannon-ball, Stubb, said Ahab, that thou wouldst wad me that fashion?
No, they hold there a large, round wad of tow and cork, enveloped in the thickest and toughest of ox-hide.
th' owd man wad ha' laced 'em properly - but he's goan
That is for me," replied the colonel, pointing to a pistol already loaded, which was lying on the bench; "and this is for her," he added, as he forced the wad into the weapon he held.
As the boy entered he saw the great ape squatting upon the bed, the coverlets of which were a tangled wad of filthy blankets and ill-smelling quilts.
If we had a quick voyage it would be no to our miscredit wi'the owners, or no hurt to our traffic, an' the Old Mon who had served his ain purpose wad be decently grateful to us for no hinderin' him.
Leaning against the railing on the piazza were an immense number of long, heavy bamboos, plugged at the lower end, and with their projecting muzzles stuffed with a wad of leaves.
Why, see here, I -" Harvey dived into his pocket for the wad of bills.
Kim slunk away, his teeth in the bread, and, as he expected, he found a small wad of folded tissue-paper wrapped in oilskin, with three silver rupees - enormous largesse.
I might jest as well of 'ad the whole bloomin' wad.
There's the wad of land that New Jersey crowd has been dickering for.
Brissenden went home late that night; and just as he mounted the first step of the car, he swung suddenly back on Martin and thrust into his hand a small, tightly crumpled wad of paper.