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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 dialectal 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. 1a :  a thin flat mat or cushion: such 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 (such as gauze) used as a surgical dressing or protective covering (5) :  sanitary napkin (6) :  a component of certain brake systems (such as disc brakes) consisting of a plate covered with a frictional materialb :  a piece of material saturated with ink for inking the surface of a rubber stamp

  2. 2a :  the foot of an animalb :  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 or fastened together at one end

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

  6. 6a :  bedb :  living quarters

Origin and Etymology of pad

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1554

Other Automotive Terms


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pad

verb

Definition of pad

padded

;

padding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to furnish with a pad or paddingb :  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: 1879



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

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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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