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Definition 1: a wad of something chewable as tobacco - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for wad in the sense of this definition

(wad is a kind of ...) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

"all they had left was a bit of bread"

Definition 2: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • a batch of letters
  • a deal of trouble
  • a lot of money
  • he made a mint on the stock market
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
  • it must have cost plenty
  • a slew of journalists
  • a wad of money

Synonyms for wad in the sense of this definition

(wad is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of wad ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of wad ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 3: a small mass of soft material - [noun denoting substance]

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

  • he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter

(wad is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

Definition 4: crowd or pack to capacity - [verb of contact]

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

  • the theater was jampacked

Synonyms for wad in the sense of this definition

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

"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

(wad has a similar meaning as ...) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

"cram books into the suitcase"

Definition 5: compress into a wad - [verb of contact]

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

  • wad paper into the box

Synonyms for wad in the sense of this definition

(wad is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of wad ) work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud

(wad has a similar meaning as ...) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

"This powder compacts easily" "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

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