Complete Definition of "pad"

see|pád
wikipedia|dab=Pad
English
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Pronunciation
IPA|/pæd/
rhymes|æd

Etymology 1
Origin unknown; perhaps related to wad or inversely to a pad#Etymology 2|pad's term|lily pad?

Noun
en-noun

  1. A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on.
  2. context|US|slang A bed.
  3. colloquial A place of residence.
  4. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  5. A soft, or small, cushion.
  6. A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals; an animal's foot or paw.
  7. Any cushion-like part of the human body, especially the ends of the fingers.
  8. A stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
  9. A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
  10. US A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  11. cricket a batsman's leg pad that protects it from damage when hit by the ball
  12. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting, especially one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper; now especially such a block of paper sheets as used to write on.
  13. A panel or strip of material designed to be sensitive to pressure or touch.
  14. A keypad.
  15. A flat surface or area from which a helicopter or other aircraft may land or be launched.
  16. An electrical extension cord with a multi-port socket one end: "trip cord"
  17. the effect produced by sustained lower reeds|reed notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music.

Translations
trans-top|mass of anything soft
Finnish: pehmuste
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trans-top|small, soft cushion
French: coussinet m
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trans-top|block of paper
Finnish: lehtiö
trans-mid
French: bloc
Spanish: t|es|bloc|m
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trans-top|cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame
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trans-top|stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising
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trans-top|cushion-like thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals
Finnish: polkuantura
trans-mid
French: coussinet
trans-bottom

trans-top|floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant
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trans-top|soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc
trans-mid
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trans-top|wickerwork basket
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Derived terms
top3
gamepad
joypad
keypad
mid3
launchpad
mousepad
notepad
mid3
touchpad
trackpad

Verb
en-verb|padd|ing

  1. transitive To stuff.
  2. transitive To furnish with a pad or padding.
  3. transitive To fill or lengthen (a story, one's importance, etc.).
  4. transitive To imbue uniformly with a mordant.

#:to pad cloth

  1. context|transitive|cricket to deliberately play the ball with the leg pad instead of the bat.

Translations
stuff
See stuff

trans-top|furnish with a pad or padding
Finnish: pehmustaa, topata
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trans-top|imbue uniformly with a mordant
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Etymology 2
Precise etymology unknown; probably existed (though unattested) in Old English. Cognate with Dutch #Dutch|pad, dialectal German Padde, Swedish padda, Danish padde, and possibly ancestor to the pad-like English term|paddle.

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|UK|dialectal A toad.

Etymology 3
From Dutch #Dutch|pad or Middle Low German pat ‘path’.

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|UK|dialectal|Australia|Ireland A footpath; a road or track.
  2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag.
  3. obsolete A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman or footpad.

Etymology 4
Perhaps an alteration of ped.

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|UK|dialectal A type of wickerwork basket, especially as used as a measure of fish or other goods.

Etymology 5
Probably partly from Middle Low German, partly imitative.

Verb
en-verb|padd|ing

  1. transitive To travel along (a road, path etc.).
  2. intransitive To travel on foot.
  3. intransitive To wear a path by walking.
  4. intransitive To walk softly, quietly or steadily, especially without shoes.
  5. context|intransitive|obsolete To practise highway robbery.

Translations
trans-top|travel upon foot
trans-mid
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trans-top|wear a path by walking
trans-mid
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Etymology 6
Probably imitative, perhaps related to or influenced by Etymology 5, above.

Interjection
pad

  1. Indicating a soft flat sound, as of bare footsteps.

#:I heard her soft footsteps, pad, pad along the corridor.''

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. The sound of soft footsteps, or a similar noise made by an animal etc.

Croatian

Noun
hr-noun|g=m|padovi

  1. fall

Declension
hr-decl-noun
|pad|padovi
|pada|padova
|padu|padovima
|pad|padove
|pade|padovi
|padu|padovima
|padom|padovima


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g=f|padden|padje

  1. toad (an amphibian similar to a frog with bigger back legs and more ragged skin)

Noun
nl-noun|g=n|paden|paadje

  1. path (narrow road, usually unpaved)

Category:Dutch nouns
Category:nl:Amphibians


Hungarian

Etymology
From a Slavic language, compare Croatian pod

Noun
pad

  1. bench

Category:Hungarian nouns


Swedish
rfv|should this move to the all caps page?
Abbreviation
PAD

  1. histopathology

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