padding

noun
pad·​ding | \ ˈpa-diŋ How to pronounce padding (audio) \

Definition of padding

: material with which something is padded

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Examples of padding in a Sentence

the padding on the seat of the chairs These shoes have extra padding in the heel. If you remove the padding from his speech you can see that he offers no new ideas.
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Springer tumbled backward into the padding and fell to the dirt, immediately grabbing at the back of his head. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer carted off from Astros-Brewers game," 3 Sep. 2019 For years, concussion researchers have devoted more resources to the shape and design of the outer shell, at the expense of the internal structure — the padding. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 This one from Tomtoc has protective padding and a pocket for all of your laptop accessories. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "These awesome Prime Day deals just started—and they'll sell out soon," 16 July 2019 Shaw’s LifeGuard, a waterproof carpet backing that stops spills from spreading to padding and the sub-floor, won a 2019 Edison award in the home-solutions category. Matthew Townsend, latimes.com, "Big Carpet wants to end America’s love of hardwood floors," 10 June 2019 Shaw’s LifeGuard, a waterproof carpet backing that stops spills from spreading to padding and the sub-floor, won a 2019 Edison award in the home-solutions category. Matthew Townsend / Bloomberg, Time, "'Big Carpet' Is Betting This New Floor Covering Will Get Americans to End Their Love of Hardwood," 6 June 2019 The paddings, created by designer Rachel Bowman, are made of Italian leather and slip perfectly into a pair of heels. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Reportedly Wears These $20 High Heel Insoles," 18 Aug. 2019 For years, concussion researchers have devoted more resources to the shape and design of the outer shell, at the expense of the internal structure — the padding. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 For years, concussion researchers have devoted more resources to the shape and design of the outer shell, at the expense of the internal structure — the padding. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of padding

1640, in the meaning defined above

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Paddington

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The first known use of padding was in 1640

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padding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of padding

: 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

noun
pad·​ding | \ ˈpa-diŋ\

Kids Definition of padding

: soft material used to cover or line a surface

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