IPA: pˈæd


  • A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on.
  • A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  • A soft, or small, cushion.
  • A soft area on the ends of a digit:
  • A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals.
  • The mostly hairless flesh located on the bottom of 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 menstrual pad; a mass of absorbent material used to absorb menstrual flow.
  • (US) A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  • (cricket) A soft cover for a batsman's leg that protects the player 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 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 on one end; a "trip cord".
  • The effect produced by sustained lower reed notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music.
  • (music) A synthesizer instrument sound used for sustained background sounds.
  • (US, slang) A bed.
  • (colloquial) A small house, apartment, or mobile home occupied by a single person; such as a bachelor, playboy, etc.
  • (UK, slang) A prison cell.
  • (cryptography) A random key (originally written on a disposable pad) of the same length as the plaintext.
  • (electronics) The amount by which a signal has been reduced.
  • (nautical) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck.
  • (Britain, dialectal) A toad.
  • (Britain dialectal, Australia, Ireland) A path, particularly one unformed or unmaintained; a track made by animals.
  • An easy-paced horse; a padnag.
  • (Britain, obsolete) A robber who infests the road on foot; a highwayman or footpad.
  • (Britain, obsolete) A tramp or itinerant musician.
  • (Britain, dialectal) A type of wickerwork basket, especially as used as a measure of fish or other goods.
  • The sound of soft footsteps, or a similar noise made by an animal etc.
  • Ellipsis of keypad. [A small board with keys primarily used for tactile input into a machine.]
  • Ellipsis of mouse pad. [(US, Australia, computing) A pad with surface used to enhance the movement of a computer mouse.]
  • (pathology) Initialism of peripheral artery disease.


  • (transitive) To stuff.
  • (transitive) To furnish with a pad or padding.
  • (transitive) To increase the size of, especially by adding undesirable filler.
  • (transitive) To imbue uniformly with a mordant.
  • (transitive, cricket) To deliberately play the ball with the leg pad instead of the bat.
  • (transitive) To travel along (a road, path etc.).
  • (intransitive) To travel on foot.
  • (intransitive) To wear a path by walking.
  • (intransitive) To walk softly, quietly or steadily, especially without shoes.
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To practise highway robbery.

Examples of "pad" in Sentences

  • The gap in the pad forms the emitter.
  • His trademark shot was the flick off the pads.
  • The change to the heading padding was reverted.
  • There is no need for the men to cause the padding.
  • The pad and the arrows are also color coordinated.
  • The Modernist bachelor pad is indeed the Chemosphere.
  • The pad is flat and parallel to the retainer surface.
  • The specification of the patent describes a stuffed pad.
  • Plus, the shoulder pads in the suit are in the way of the jaw.
  • The vehicle when it leaves the pad is an integrated spacecraft.
  • An abrasive material is attached with the rotating pads of the polisher.
  • Which means that it will get even heavier (when getting it off the pad is a grey area even now).
  • Out of doors something made a circuit of the cabin, like a beast of the night, stealthy footsteps muffled by the snow: _pad -- pad -- pad_ ....
  • Thai dish -- pad is Thai for stir-fry -- consists of rice noodles, tofu, shrimp, crushed peanuts, fish sauce, bean sprouts, eggs, garlic and chiles.
  • Do not cut all the way through to the narrow end (the thicker part where the pad is attached to the main plant) but leave approximately 1 1/2 uncut.
  • For a short period during which you might have counted six, there was nothing heard but the rustle of the men's movements and the _pad, pad, pad_ of their bare feet upon the deck.
  • When I complained, he informed me first that he really didn't work on shotguns (he was a rifle guy), and then that "scratches like those little ones" were "normal" when a pad is added.

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