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1pad

verb \ˈpad\
pad·dedpad·ding

Definition of PAD

transitive verb
:  to traverse on foot
intransitive verb
:  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 of PAD

perhaps from Middle Dutch paden to follow a path, from pad path
First Known Use: 1553

Rhymes with PAD

2pad

noun

Definition of PAD

1
dial British :  path
2
:  a horse that moves along at an easy pace
3
archaic :  footpad

Origin of PAD

Middle Dutch pad
First Known Use: 1567

3pad

noun

Definition of PAD

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
a :  the foot of an animal
b :  the cushioned thickening of the underside of the toes of an animal
3
:  a floating leaf of a water plant
4
:  a collection of sheets of paper glued together at one end
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
a :  bed
b :  living quarters

Origin of PAD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1570

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

4pad

verb
pad·dedpad·ding

Definition of PAD

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

First Known Use of PAD

1827

5pad

noun

Definition of PAD

:  a soft muffled or slapping sound

Origin of PAD

imitative
First Known Use: 1594
PAD Defined for Kids

1pad

noun \ˈpad\

Definition of PAD for Kids

1
:  a tablet of writing or drawing paper
2
:  something soft used for protection or comfort :  cushion
3
:  one of the cushioned parts of the underside of the feet of some animals (as a dog)
4
:  a floating leaf of a water plant (as a water lily)
5
:  a piece of material that holds ink used in inking rubber stamps

2pad

verb
pad·dedpad·ding

Definition of PAD for Kids

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

3pad

verb
pad·dedpad·ding

Definition of PAD for Kids

1
:  to stuff or cover with soft material <We made a bed for the dog by padding a box.>
2
:  to make longer by adding words <He likes to pad a speech with humorous stories.>
Medical Dictionary

pad

noun \ˈpad\

Medical Definition of PAD

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
:  a part of the body or of an appendage that resembles or is suggestive of a cushion :  a thick fleshy resilient part: as a :  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 cushion b :  the underside of the extremities of the fingers; especially :  the ball of the thumb
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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