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PAD (padded, padding)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pad mean? 

PAD (noun)
  The noun PAD has 7 senses:

1. a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
2. the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
3. a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
4. a usually thin flat mass of padding
5. a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
6. temporary living quarters
7. the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal

  Familiarity information: PAD used as a noun is common.


PAD (verb)
  The verb PAD has 4 senses:

1. add details to
2. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
3. line or stuff with soft material
4. add padding to

  Familiarity information: PAD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAD (noun)


Sense 1pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

pad; pad of paper; tablet

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

paper (a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pad"):

message pad; writing pad (a pad of paper on which messages can be written)

notepad (a pad of paper for keeping notes)


Sense 2pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

foliage; leaf; leafage (the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pad"):

lily pad (floating leaves of a water lily)

Holonyms ("pad" is a part of...):

aquatic plant; hydrophyte; hydrophytic plant; water plant (a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth)


Sense 3pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stamp pad; inkpad; inking pad; pad

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

block (a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides))


Sense 4pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A usually thin flat mass of padding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

cushioning; padding (artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pad"):

skin patch; transdermal patch (a medicated adhesive pad placed on the skin for absorption of a time released dose of medication into the bloodstream)

hot pad; table mat (a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table)

Kotex; sanitary napkin (a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow)

rat (a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure)

powderpuff; puff (a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin)

potholder (an insulated pad for holding hot pots)

plastron (a large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest)

panel (a pad placed under a saddle)

mattress pad (a protective pad over a mattress to protect it)

mattress (a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed)

mat (a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it)

cleaning pad (a pad used as a cleaning implement)

carpet pad; rug pad; underlay; underlayment (a pad placed under a carpet)


Sense 5pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

launchpad; launching pad; launch pad; launch area; pad

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

platform (a raised horizontal surface)

Holonyms ("pad" is a part of...):

launching site (a place for launching pads)


Sense 6pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Temporary living quarters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

domiciliation; lodgings; diggings; digs; pad

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

living quarters; quarters (housing available for people to live in)


Sense 7pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("pad" is a kind of...):

anatomical structure; bodily structure; body structure; complex body part; structure (a particular complex anatomical part)

Holonyms ("pad" is a part of...):

paw (a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped)


PAD (verb)


Sense 1pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add details to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

aggrandise; aggrandize; pad; embellish; lard; embroider; dramatize; dramatise; blow up

Hypernyms (to "pad" is one way to...):

amplify; exaggerate; hyerbolise; hyperbolize; magnify; overdraw; overstate (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pad"):

glorify (cause to seem more splendid)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

plod; footslog; trudge; pad; slog; tramp

Context example:

Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

Hypernyms (to "pad" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pad"):

slop; slosh; splash; splosh; squelch; squish (walk through mud or mire)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They pad up the hill


Sense 3pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Line or stuff with soft material

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pad; fill out

Context example:

pad a bra

Hypernyms (to "pad" is one way to...):

stuff (fill completely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pad"):

rat (give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 4pad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add padding to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

bolster; pad

Context example:

pad the seat of the chair

Hypernyms (to "pad" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s something with something


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