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Definition 1: the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger - [noun denoting animal]

(pad is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is part of pad) a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped

(... is part of pad) any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

"her fingers were long and thin"

Definition 2: a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort - [noun denoting artifact]

(pad is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

(... is a kind of pad ) a pad placed under a carpet

(... is a kind of pad ) a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table

(... is a kind of pad ) a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow

(... is a kind of pad ) a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure

(... is a kind of pad ) a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

(... is a kind of pad ) an insulated pad for holding hot pots

(... is a kind of pad ) a large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest

(... is a kind of pad ) a soft pad placed under a saddle

(... is a kind of pad ) a protective pad over a mattress to protect it

(... is a kind of pad ) a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed

(... is a kind of pad ) a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

(... is a kind of pad ) a pad used as a cleaning implement

(... is a kind of pad ) a medicated adhesive pad placed on the skin for absorption of a time released dose of medication into the bloodstream

Definition 3: a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pad in the sense of this definition

(pad is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

(... is part of pad) a place for launching pads

Definition 4: temporary living quarters - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pad is a kind of ...) housing available for people to live in

"he found quarters for his family" "I visited his bachelor quarters"

Definition 5: a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pad in the sense of this definition

(pad is a kind of ...) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

Definition 6: the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily) - [noun denoting plant]

(pad is a kind of ...) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

(... is a kind of pad ) floating leaves of a water lily

(... is part of pad) a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth

Definition 7: a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for pad in the sense of this definition

(pad is a kind of ...) a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

(... is a kind of pad ) a pad of paper on which messages can be written

(... is a kind of pad ) a pad of paper for keeping notes

Definition 8: add padding to - [verb of change]

Samples where pad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pad the seat of the chair

Synonyms for pad in the sense of this definition

(pad is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 9: add details to - [verb of communication]

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(pad is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of pad ) cause to seem more splendid

"You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"

Definition 10: line or stuff with soft material - [verb of contact]

Samples where pad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pad a bra

Synonyms for pad in the sense of this definition

(pad is a kind of ...) cram into a cavity

"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

(... is a kind of pad ) give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

Definition 11: walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud - [verb of motion]

Samples where pad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

Synonyms for pad in the sense of this definition

(pad is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

(... is a kind of pad ) walk through mud or mire

"We had to splosh across the wet meadow"

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