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pad

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verb \ˈpad\

Definition of pad

padded

padding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to traverse on foot

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to go on foot :  walk; especially :  to walk with or as if with padded feet <the dog padded along beside him> <padding around in bedroom slippers>



Origin and Etymology of pad

perhaps from Middle Dutch paden to follow a path, from pad path


First Known Use: 1553


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pad

noun

Definition of pad

  1. 1 dial British :  path

  2. 2 :  a horse that moves along at an easy pace

  3. 3 archaic :  footpad



Origin and Etymology of pad

Middle Dutch pad


First Known Use: 1567


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pad

noun

Definition of pad

  1. 1 a :  a thin flat mat or cushion: as (1) :  a piece of soft stuffed material used as or under a saddle (2) :  padding used to shape an article of clothing (3) :  a guard worn to shield body parts against impact (4) :  a piece of usually folded absorbent material (as gauze) used as a surgical dressing or protective covering (5) :  a component of certain brake systems (as disc brakes) consisting of a plate covered with a frictional material b :  a piece of material saturated with ink for inking the surface of a rubber stamp

  2. 2 a :  the foot of an animal b :  the cushioned thickening of the underside of the toes of an animal

  3. 3 :  a floating leaf of a water plant

  4. 4 :  a collection of sheets of paper glued together at one end

  5. 5 a (1) :  a section of an airstrip used for warm-ups or turnarounds (2) :  an area used for helicopter takeoffs and landings b :  launchpad c :  a horizontal concrete surface (as for parking a mobile home)

  6. 6 a :  bed b :  living quarters



Origin and Etymology of pad

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1570

Other Automotive Terms


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pad

verb

Definition of pad

padded

padding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to furnish with a pad or padding b :  mute, muffle

  3. 2 :  to expand or increase especially with needless, misleading, or fraudulent matter <pad the sales figures> —often used with out <they pad out their bibliographies — J. P. Kenyon>



1827

First Known Use of pad

1827


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pad

noun

Definition of pad

  1. :  a soft muffled or slapping sound



Origin and Etymology of pad

imitative


First Known Use: 1594



PAD Defined for Kids

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pad

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noun \ˈpad\

Definition of pad for Students

  1. 1 :  a tablet of writing or drawing paper

  2. 2 :  something soft used for protection or comfort :  cushion

  3. 3 :  one of the cushioned parts of the underside of the feet of some animals (as a dog)

  4. 4 :  a floating leaf of a water plant (as a water lily)

  5. 5 :  a piece of material that holds ink used in inking rubber stamps




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pad

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verb

Definition of pad for Students

padded

padding

  1. :  to move with quiet steps <… I rose and padded silently into Mama and Papa's room. — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>




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pad

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verb

Definition of pad for Students

padded

padding

  1. 1 :  to stuff or cover with soft material <We made a bed for the dog by padding a box.>

  2. 2 :  to make longer by adding words <He likes to pad a speech with humorous stories.>




Medical Dictionary

pad

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noun \ˈpad\

Medical Definition of pad

  1. 1:  a usually square or rectangular piece of often folded typically absorbent material (as gauze) fixed in place over some part of the body as a dressing or other protective covering

  2. 2:  a part of the body or of an appendage that resembles or is suggestive of a cushion :  a thick fleshy resilient part: asa:  the sole of the foot or underside of the toes of an animal (as a dog) that is typically thickened so as to form a cushionb:  the underside of the extremities of the fingers; especially :  the ball of the thumb




PAD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of PAD

  1. peripheral arterial disease





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