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Noun: pad  pad
  1. A flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
  2. A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    - pad of paper, tablet
  3. A block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
    - inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad
  4. A platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
    - launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch area
  5. [informal] Temporary living quarters
    - diggings, digs [informal], domiciliation, lodgings
  6. The sound of soft footsteps
  7. The fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
  8. The large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
Verb: pad (padded,padding)  pad
  1. Line or stuff with soft material
    "pad a bra";
    - fill out
  2. Add padding to
    "pad the seat of the chair";
    - bolster
  3. Make appear better or greater (in power, wealth, quality, etc.) than reality
    - embroider, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise [Brit], blow up, dramatize, dramatise [Brit]
  4. Walk quietly, esp. barefoot or with soft footwear
  5. Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    "Mules padded in a circle around a grindstone";
    - slog, footslog, plod, trudge, tramp, tromp [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: padded, padding, pads

Type of: amplify, anatomical structure, block, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, cushioning, exaggerate, fill, fill up, foliage, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, leaf, leafage, living quarters, magnify, overdraw, overstate, padding, paper, platform, quarters, structure, stuff, walk

Part of: aquatic plant, finger, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, launching site, paw, water plant

Encyclopedia: Pad, West Virginia