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pad

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pad

  1. 1 a number of sheets of writing paper glued together at one edge <we'll need to buy a new pad for telephone messages soon> Synonyms notepad, tablet Related Words scratch pad; album, notebook, scrapbook; booklet, pamphlet

  2. 2 a place set aside for sleeping <I went back to my pad to get some rest> Synonyms bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], bed, rack, sackRelated Words bedstead, futon, mattress, pallet; bunk bed, cot, couch, daybed, feather bed, four-poster, hammock, Murphy bed, shakedown, sleigh bed, sofa, sofa bed, studio couch, trundle bed, water bed; bassinet, carry-cot [British], cradle, crib

  3. 3 something that serves as a protective barrier <a pad on the chair to keep it from getting scratched> Synonyms buffer, bumper, cocoon, cushioning, fender, cushionRelated Words baffle, muffler; padding; safeguard, shield; barricade, cordon

  4. 4 the place where one lives <welcome to my pad> Synonyms abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, fireside, habitation, hearth, hearthstone, house, lodging, home, place, quarters, residence, roofRelated Words accommodations, housing, nest, residency, shelter; bungalow, cabin, casita, chalet, cottage; duplex, ranch, ranch house, saltbox, semi [chiefly British], split level, townhome, town house, tract house, triplex; apartment, apartment house, condominium, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up; penthouse, salon, suite; barracks, billet, boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, lodging house, lodgment (or lodgement), room(s), rooming house; castle, château, countryseat, estate, hall, manor, manor house, mansion, palace, villa; farmhouse, grange, hacienda, homestead; double-wide, houseboat, house trailer, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer; hermitage, manse, parsonage, rectory, vicarage; hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty




pad

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pad

  1. to add to the interest of by including made-up details <the journalist was fired for padding certain stories to make them more interesting> Synonyms color, elaborate (on), embellish, exaggerate, hyperbolize, magnify, pad, stretchRelated Words dress up, gussy up; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out); fudge, hedge; overdo, overdraw, overemphasize, overplay, overstate; emphasize, play up, stress; caricature; satirizeNear Antonyms belittle, minimize, play down, understate




pad

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