Definitions for: Pad

[n] the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal
[n] temporary living quarters
[n] a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
[n] a usually thin flat mass of padding
[n] a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
[n] the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
[n] a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
[v] add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair"
[v] add details to
[v] line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra"
[v] walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle around a gin" D.H. Lawrence

Webster (1913) Definition: Pad, n. [D. pad. [root]21. See Path.]
1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag. --Addison

An abbot on an ambling pad. --Tennyson.

3. A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; --
usually called a footpad. --Gay. Byron.

4. The act of robbing on the highway. [Obs.]

Pad, v. t.
To travel upon foot; to tread. [Obs.]

Padding the streets for half a crown. --Somerville.

Pad, v. i.
1. To travel heavily or slowly. --Bunyan.

2. To rob on foot. [Obs.] --Cotton Mather.

3. To wear a path by walking. [Prov. Eng.]

Pad, n. [Perh. akin to pod.]
1. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft;

2. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp.,
one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers
of blotting paper; a block of paper.

3. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.

4. A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs
of horses to prevent bruising.

5. (Zo["o]l.) A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the
under side of the toes of animals.

6. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.

7. (Med.) A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support
a part, etc.

8. (Naut.) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve
of the deck. --W. C. Russel.

9. A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a
basket of soles. [Eng.] --Simmonds.

Pad cloth, a saddlecloth; a housing.

Pad saddle. See def. 3, above.

Pad tree (Harness Making), a piece of wood or metal which
gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad. --Knight.

Pad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.

2. (Calico Printing) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as,
to pad cloth. --Ure.

Synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, bolster, diggings, digs, domiciliation, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, fill out, footslog, inking pad, inkpad, lard, launch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad, lodgings, pad of paper, plod, slog, stamp pad, tablet, tramp, trudge

See Also: amplify, anatomical structure, aquatic plant, block, bodily structure, body structure, carpet pad, cleaning pad, complex body part, cushioning, exaggerate, fill, fill up, foliage, glorify, hot pad, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, Kotex, launching site, leaf, leafage, lily pad, living quarters, magnify, make full, mattress, mattress pad, message pad, notepad, overdraw, overstate, padding, panel, paper, paw, platform, potholder, powderpuff, puff, quarters, rat, rug pad, sanitary napkin, slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish, structure, stuff, table mat, underlay, underlayment, walk, water plant, writing pad

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