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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.


Synonymsbolster


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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