pad

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 with soft material to fill out a shape, protect against friction, pressure, jarring, or blows, etc.; cushion [a shoulder pad, seat pad]
3. a piece of folded gauze, compressed cotton, etc. used as a dressing or protection on a wound, etc.
4.
a) the foot of certain animals, as the wolf or fox
b) any of the cushionlike parts on the underside of the foot of some animals
5. the floating leaf of a water plant, as the waterlily
6. a number of sheets of paper for writing or drawing, glued together along one edge; tablet
7. an absorbent cushion soaked with ink for inking a rubber stamp: in full stamp pad or ink pad
8. LAUNCH PAD
9. Slang
a) a pallet or bed
b) the room, apartment, etc. where one lives
vt.
padded, padding
1. to stuff, cover, or line with a pad or padding
2. to lengthen (a speech or piece of writing) with unnecessary or irrelevant material
3. to fill (an expense account, bill, etc.) with invented or inflated entries
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on the pad Slang
☆ accepting a share of the graft received collectively by members of a police precinct
pad3 [pad]
vi.
padded, padding [< PAD4, akin to LowG padden]
1. to travel on foot; walk; tramp
2. to walk or run with a soft, almost soundless, step
pad4 [pad]
n.
[Du pad,PATH2]
1. Brit. a path
2. a horse with an easy pace
3. Now Rare a footpad

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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