pad

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pad

Plural
pads

  1. (countable) A pad is a material that is packed together, usually to be between two other things.
    1. (countable) A pad is a flat thing you can sit on; a cushion.
    2. (countable) A pad is something worn in some sports to protect athletes (players).
    3. (countable) A pad is the thick skin on an animals foot.
    4. (countable) A pad is a stack of paper for writing on.
  2. (US); (countable); (slang) A pad is a bed.
  3. (countable); (informal) A pad is the place you live; it is your home.
  4. (countable); (music) A pad is a low pitched musical sound that fills in the music. This is often in electronica or blues.
  5. (US); (countable) A pad is a leaf of the water lily.

See also[change]

Verb 1[change]

Plain form
pad

Third-person singular
pads

Past tense
padded

Past participle
padded

Present participle
padding

  1. (transitive) If you pad something, you stuff it.
  2. If you pad something, you add pads to it.
  3. If something pads something else, it blocks force or hitting.
    The cushion padded my fall.
  4. If something pads something, it covers all or most of it.
    The walls were padded with cloth.
    The walls were padded so the crazy person who was kept there could not hurt himself.

Verb 2[change]

Plain form
pad

Third-person singular
pads

Past tense
padded

Past participle
padded

Present participle
padding

  1. (transitive) If you pad along a road, you travel down it.
  2. (intransitive) If you pad, you travel on foot.
  3. (intransitive) If you pad, you walk quietly, usually without any shoes on.