pad

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: pad

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nv
a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
add padding to
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v
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
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n
a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
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n
temporary living quarters
5
n
the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: pad
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n a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

Types:
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carpet pad, rug pad, underlay, underlayment
a pad placed under a carpet
cleaning pad
a pad used as a cleaning implement
mat
a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
mattress
a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
mattress pad
a protective pad over a mattress to protect it
panel
a soft pad placed under a saddle
plastron
a large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest
potholder
an insulated pad for holding hot pots
powderpuff, puff
a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
rat
a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure
Kotex, sanitary napkin, sanitary towel
a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow
hot pad, table mat
a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table
skin patch, transdermal patch
a medicated adhesive pad placed on the skin for absorption of a time released dose of medication into the bloodstream
air mattress
a mattress that can be stored flat and inflated for use
drip mat
a small mat placed under a glass to protect a surface from condensation
estradiol patch
a transdermal patch that allows estradiol to be absorbed into the blood stream; used in treating estrogen deficiency and in hormone replacement therapy
feather bed, featherbed
a mattress stuffed with feathers
futon
mattress consisting of a pad of cotton batting that is used for sleeping on the floor or on a raised frame
mouse mat, mousepad
a small portable pad that provides traction for the ball of a computer mouse
paillasse, palliasse
mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust
pallet
a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed
place mat
a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
scouring pad
a small abrasive cleaning pad used for scouring pots and pans
soap pad
a cleaning pad containing soap
spring mattress
a mattress containing springs in a rigid frame
tick
a light mattress
underfelt
a carpet pad of thick felt
Type of:
cushioning, padding
artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

n the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger

Type of:
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure
a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing

n a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

Synonyms:
pad of paper, tablet
Types:
message pad, writing pad
a pad of paper on which messages can be written
notepad
a pad of paper for keeping notes
scratch pad, scratch paper, scribbling block
pad for preliminary or hasty writing or notes or sketches etc
Type of:
paper
a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

n a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp

Synonyms:
inking pad, inkpad, stamp pad
Type of:
block
a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

v add padding to

pad the seat of the chair”
Synonyms:
bolster
Type of:
fill, fill up, make full
make full, also in a metaphorical sense

v line or stuff with soft material

pad a bra”
Synonyms:
fill out
Types:
rat
give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
Type of:
stuff
cram into a cavity

v add details to

Synonyms:
aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard
Types:
glorify
cause to seem more splendid
Type of:
amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
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v walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Synonyms:
footslog, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
Types:
slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish
walk through mud or mire
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
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n a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

Synonyms:
launch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad
Type of:
platform
a raised horizontal surface
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n temporary living quarters

Synonyms:
diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings
Type of:
living quarters, quarters
housing available for people to live in
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n the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

Types:
lily pad
floating leaves of a water lily
Type of:
foliage, leaf, leafage
the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
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