pad


pad
pad1
/pad/, n., v., padded, padding.
n.
1. a cushionlike mass of soft material used for comfort, protection, or stuffing.
2. a soft, stuffed cushion used as a saddle; a padded leather saddle without a tree.
3. a number of sheets of paper glued or otherwise held together at one edge to form a tablet.
4. a soft, ink-soaked block of absorbent material for inking a rubber stamp.
5. Anat., Zool. any fleshy mass of tissue that cushions a weight-bearing part of the body, as on the underside of a paw. See diag. under dog.
6. the foot, as of a fox, hare, or wolf.
7. a piece or fold of gauze or other absorbent material for use as a surgical dressing or a protective covering.
8. Zool. a pulvillus, as on the tarsus or foot of an insect.
9. a lily pad.
10. Rocketry. See launch pad.
11. Slang.
a. one's living quarters, as an apartment or room.
b. one's bed.
c. a room where people gather to take narcotics; an addicts' den.
12. Slang.
a. money paid as a bribe to and shared among police officers, as for ignoring law violations.
b. a list of police officers receiving such money.
13. Elect. a nonadjustable attenuator consisting of a network of fixed resistors.
14. Shipbuilding.
a. a metal plate riveted or welded to a surface as a base or attachment for bolts, hooks, eyes, etc.
b. a piece of wood laid on the back of a deck beam to give the deck surface a desired amount of camber.
15. Carpentry.
a. a handle for holding various small, interchangeable saw blades.
b. Also, pod. a socket in a brace for a bit.
16. Metall. a raised surface on a casting.
17. a small deposit of weld metal, as for building up a worn surface.
18. on the pad, Slang. (of a police officer) receiving a bribe, esp. on a regular basis.
v.t.
19. to furnish, protect, fill out, or stuff with a pad or padding.
20. to expand or add to unnecessarily or dishonestly: to pad a speech; to pad an expense account.
21. Metall. to add metal to (a casting) above its required dimensions, to insure the flow of enough metal to all parts.
v.i.
22. to insure the proper forging of a piece.
[1545-55; orig. special uses of obs. pad bundle to lie on, perh. b. PACK1 and BED]
pad2
/pad/, n., v., padded, padding.
n.
1. a dull, muffled sound, as of footsteps on the ground.
2. a road horse, as distinguished from a hunting or working horse.
3. a highwayman.
4. Brit. Dial. a path, lane, or road.
v.t.
5. to travel along on foot.
6. to beat down by treading.
v.i.
7. to travel on foot; walk.
8. to walk so that one's footsteps make a dull, muffled sound.
[1545-55; (n.) < MD or LG pad PATH (orig. argot; hence, appar., "highwayman" and "horse"); (v.) < MD padden to make or follow a path, c. OE paeththan to traverse, deriv. of paeth PATH; defs. 1, 8 perh. represent an independent expressive word that has been influenced by other senses]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pad — or PAD may refer to: Writing pad, a book of paper Sanitary pad, a device worn by a woman during menstruation Contents 1 Transportation 2 Sports gear …   Wikipedia

  • pad — pad1 [pad] n. [echoic, but infl. by PAD3] the dull sound made by a footstep or staff on the ground pad2 [pad] n. [? var. of POD1] 1. a soft, stuffed saddle 2. anything made of or stuffed wi …   English World dictionary

  • Pad — Pad, n. [Perh. akin to pod.] 1. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing. [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pad — pȃd m <N mn pádovi> DEFINICIJA 1. a. fiz. kretanje tijela prema Zemlji zbog sile teže, njihove vlastite težine [slobodni pad] b. posljedica gubitka ravnoteže zbog spoticanja, okliznuća ili udarca 2. rušenje, čin padanja [pad s krova; pad na …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Pad — 〈[pæ̣d] n. 15; kurz für〉 Mauspad * * * Pad [pɛd ], das; s, s [engl. pad = (Schreib)unterlage, (Schreib)block; Bausch, älter = Strohbündel, Streu, H. u., viell. aus dem Niederd.]: 1. (EDV) Mauspad. 2. (Kosmetik) rundes Läppchen, kleiner Bausch aus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pad — / padding [n1] protection buffer, cushion, filling, packing, stuffing, wad, wadding, waste; concepts 473,475 pad [n2] tablet of paper block, jotter, memorandum, notebook, notepad, paper, parchment, quire, ream, scratch, scratch pad, slips;… …   New thesaurus

  • PAD — может означать: В информационных технологиях Пакетный Ассемблер/Дизассемблер (сокращённо ПАД или англ. PAD)  устройство связи, которое обеспечивает связь с сетями X.25; Portable Application Description  текстовый файл в формате… …   Википедия

  • Pad|dy — pad|dy1 «PAD ee», noun, plural dies. 1. a field of rice; paddyfield: »From 4,300 acres of paddy the family s holding dropped to 10 acres (London Times). 2. rice in the husk, uncut or gathered. Also, padi. ╂[< Malay padi rice in the husk]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pad|dy — pad|dy1 «PAD ee», noun, plural dies. 1. a field of rice; paddyfield: »From 4,300 acres of paddy the family s holding dropped to 10 acres (London Times). 2. rice in the husk, uncut or gathered. Also, padi. ╂[< Malay padi rice in the husk]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PAD — (Port autonome de Douala) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pad. Le Port autonome de Douala (PAD) est une entreprise propriétaire du premier port en activité du Cameroun, le port de Douala. Cette entreprise appartient à l État Camerounais. Il est …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pad — Ⅰ. pad [1] ► NOUN 1) a thick piece of soft or absorbent material. 2) the fleshy underpart of an animal s foot or of a human finger. 3) a protective guard worn over a part of the body by a sports player. 4) a number of sheets of blank paper… …   English terms dictionary