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English noun: pad

1. pad (substance) a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

Synonymspad of paper, tablet

Broader (hypernym)paper

Narrower (hyponym)message pad, notepad, writing pad

2. pad (plant) the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

Broader (hypernym)foliage, leaf, leafage

Narrower (hyponym)lily pad

Part meronymaquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant

3. pad (artifact) a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp

Synonymsinking pad, inkpad, stamp pad

Broader (hypernym)block

4. pad (artifact) a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort

Broader (hypernym)cushioning, padding

Narrower (hyponym)carpet pad, cleaning pad, hot pad, Kotex, mat, mattress, mattress pad, panel, plastron, potholder, powderpuff, puff, rat, rug pad, sanitary napkin, sanitary towel, skin patch, table mat, transdermal patch, underlay, underlayment

5. pad (artifact) a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

Synonymslaunch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad

Broader (hypernym)platform

Part meronymlaunching site

6. pad (artifact) temporary living quarters

Synonymsdiggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings

Broader (hypernym)living quarters, quarters

7. pad (animal) the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger

Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Part meronymfinger, paw

English verb: pad

1. pad (communication) add details to

Synonymsaggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Narrower (hyponym)glorify

2. pad (motion) walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

SamplesMules plodded in a circle around a grindstone.

ExamplesThey pad up the hill

Synonymsfootslog, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish

3. pad (contact) line or stuff with soft material

SamplesPad a bra.

Synonymsfill out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)stuff

Narrower (hyponym)rat

4. pad (change) add padding to

SamplesPad the seat of the chair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

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