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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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