padding

noun pad·ding \ ˈpa-diŋ \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of padding

:material with which something is padded

Examples of padding in a Sentence

  1. the padding on the seat of the chairs

  2. These shoes have extra padding in the heel.

  3. If you remove the padding from his speech you can see that he offers no new ideas.

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First Known Use of padding

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padding Synonyms


PADDING Defined for English Language Learners

padding

noun

Definition of padding for English Language Learners

  • : soft material used to cover a hard surface in order to make it more comfortable

  • : unnecessary words used to make a speech or a piece of writing longer


PADDING Defined for Kids

padding

noun pad·ding \ ˈpa-diŋ \

Definition of padding for Students

:soft material used to cover or line a surface


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