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English noun: wad

1. wad (substance) a small mass of soft material


SamplesHe used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter.


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff

2. wad (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

3. wad (food) a wad of something chewable as tobacco


Synonymschaw, chew, cud, plug, quid


Broader (hypernym)bit, bite, morsel


English verb: wad

1. wad (contact) compress into a wad


SamplesWad paper into the box.


Synonymsbundle, compact, pack


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


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)puddle


Verb groupcompact, pack

2. wad (contact) crowd or pack to capacity


SamplesThe theater was jampacked.


Synonymschock up, cram, jam, jampack, ram


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


Broader (hypernym)stuff


Verb groupcram









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