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Dictionary Definition

pad

Noun

1 a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge [syn: pad of paper, tablet]
2 the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
3 a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp [syn: inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad]
4 a usually thin flat mass of padding
5 a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched [syn: launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch area]
6 temporary living quarters [syn: diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings]
7 the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal

Verb

2 walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog, footslog, plod, trudge, tramp]
3 line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra" [syn: fill out]
4 add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair" [syn: bolster] [also: padding, padded]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /pæd/
  • Rhymes with: -æd

Etymology 1

Origin unknown; perhaps related to wad or inversely to a pad's lily pad?

Noun

  1. A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on.
  2. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  3. A soft, or small, cushion.
  4. A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals.
  5. An animal's foot or paw.
  6. Any cushion-like part of the human body, especially the ends of the fingers.
  7. A stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
  8. A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
  9. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  10. a batsman's leg pad that protects it from damage when hit by the ball
  11. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting, especially one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper; now especially such a block of paper sheets as used to write on.
  12. A panel or strip of material designed to be sensitive to pressure or touch.
  13. A keypad.
  14. A flat surface or area from which a helicopter or other aircraft may land or be launched.
  15. An electrical extension cord with a multi-port socket one end: "trip cord"
  16. The effect produced by sustained lower reed notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music.
  17. In the context of "US|slang}} A bed.

Extensive Definition

wikt pad Pad or PAD can be either a word, an abbreviation or a three letter acronym.

Pad

Electronics
  • In electronics manufacturing, a flat surface used to make electrical contact. A special case is bonding pads, to which components are soldered
  • In audio and RF electronics, an attenuator
  • Pressure pad, sensitive to pressure
Music
Computing
  • Word-processing programs such as Notepad and WordPad
  • Mousepad, a pad/mat used in computing for a mouse
  • Pad field, in networking, part of the ethernet frame that fills in the data field (if necessary) to ensure that it meets the minimum length (46 bytes)
  • The PAD control character in the C1 control code set

PAD

wikt PAD

See also

pad in Czech: Pád
pad in German: Pad
pad in Esperanto: Pado
pad in French: Pad
pad in Italian: PAD
pad in Japanese: パッド
pad in Polish: Pad
pad in Thai: PAD

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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