verb (padd, ing)
- A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on.
- (context, US, slang) A bed.
- (colloquial) A place of residence.
- A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
- A soft, or small, cushion.
- A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals; an animal's foot or paw.
- Any cushion-like part of the human body, especially the ends of the fingers.
- A stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
- A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
- A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
- (cricket) a batsman's leg pad that protects it from damage when hit by the ball
- 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.
- A panel or strip of material designed to be sensitive to pressure or touch.
- A keypad.
- A flat surface or area from which a helicopter or other aircraft may land or be launched.
- An electrical extension cord with a multi-port socket one end: "trip cord"
- the effect produced by sustained lower reeds, reed notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music.
- (transitive) To stuff.
- (transitive) To furnish with a pad or padding.
- (transitive) To fill or lengthen (a story, one's importance, etc.).
- (transitive) To imbue uniformly with a mordant.
- to pad cloth
- (context, transitive, cricket) to deliberately play the ball with the leg pad instead of the bat.
- A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
- It is hard to get this off of my hand.
- A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.
- They put on the mast to protect it. The barrel was sealed with .
- (baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.
- The was low and inside.
- (sports) The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or hockey, field hockey is played.
- ''The teams met on the .
- An effort to sell or promote something.
- He gave me a sales .
- The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw or letters in a monospace font.
- The of pixels on the point scale is 72 pixels per inch.
- The of this saw is perfect for that type of wood.
- The angle at which an object sits.
- The of the roof or haystack, the propellor blades'
- More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis.
- The of an aircraft
- (music) The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
- The of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
- (music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
- Bob, our , let out a clear middle "C" and our conductor gave the signal to start.
- (aviation) A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down. Also a measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
- (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its athwartships axis, causing its bow and stern to go up and down. Compare with roll and heave.
- The place where a busker performs is called their pitch.
- A level or degree.
verb (pitch, es)
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Â§ 11.
- : But, except the mind be disordered by disease or madness, they never can arrive at such a of vivacity
- (transitive) To throw.
- He pitched the horseshoe.
- (context, baseball, transitive, or, intransitive) To throw (the ball) toward home plate.
- (i, transitive) The hurler pitched a curveball.
- (i, intransitive) He pitched high and inside.
- (context, baseball, intransitive) To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
- Bob pitches today.
- (transitive) To throw away; discard.
- He pitched the candy wrapper.
- (transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
- He pitched the idea for months with no takers.
- (transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent).
- Pitch the tent over there.
- (context, of, _, ships, and, aircraft, transitive, or, intransitive) To move so that the front of the craft goes alternatively up and down.
- (i, transitive) The typhoon pitched the deck of the ship.
- (i, intransitive) The airplane pitched.
- (context, golf, transitive) To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
- The only way to get on the green from here is to pitch the ball over the bunker.
- (context, cricket, intransitive) To bounce on the playing surface.
- The ball pitched well short of the batsman.
- (context, Bristolian dialect, of snow, intransitive) To settle and build up, without melting.
- Completely dark or black; like tar.
- The room was black.
verb to preset
- (transitive) To set something in advance
- set in advance, or as a default
- anything that propels
- a fuel or oxidizer for an engine, especially one for a rocket that provides thrust by explosive chemical reaction
- the compressed gas in an aerosol container
- capable of propelling
- Someone who is easily swayed or influenced to change his/her mind or comply.
- I'm a when it comes to buying new kitchen gadgets.