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Definition of "pad" []

  • A thin, cushionlike mass of soft material used to fill, to give shape, or to protect against jarring, scraping, or other injury. (noun)
  • A flexible saddle without a frame. (noun)
  • An ink-soaked cushion used to ink a rubber stamp. (noun)
  • A number of sheets of paper of the same size stacked one on top of the other and glued together at one end; a tablet. (noun)
  • The broad floating leaf of an aquatic plant such as the water lily. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pad" in a sentence
  • "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_ ...."
  • "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."
  • "Thai dish -- pad is Thai for stir-fry -- consists of rice noodles, tofu, shrimp, crushed peanuts, fish sauce, bean sprouts, eggs, garlic and chiles."