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English Dictionary: pad by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
pad
n
  1. a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    Synonym(s): pad, pad of paper, tablet
  2. the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
  3. a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
    Synonym(s): pad, inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad
  4. a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
  5. a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
    Synonym(s): launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch area, pad
  6. temporary living quarters
    Synonym(s): diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings, pad
  7. the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
v
  1. add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise]
  2. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
    Synonym(s): slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tramp
  3. line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra"
    Synonym(s): pad, fill out
  4. add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair"
    Synonym(s): pad, bolster
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pad \Pad\, n. [D. pad. [root]21. See {Path}.]
      1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
  
      2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag. --Addison
  
                     An abbot on an ambling pad.               --Tennyson.
  
      3. A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; --
            usually called a {footpad}. --Gay. Byron.
  
      4. The act of robbing on the highway. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pad \Pad\, v. t.
      To travel upon foot; to tread. [Obs.]
  
               Padding the streets for half a crown.      --Somerville.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pad \Pad\, v. i.
      1. To travel heavily or slowly. --Bunyan.
  
      2. To rob on foot. [Obs.] --Cotton Mather.
  
      3. To wear a path by walking. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pad \Pad\, n. [Perh. akin to pod.]
      1. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft;
            stuffing.
  
      2. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp.,
            one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers
            of blotting paper; a block of paper.
  
      3. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  
      4. A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs
            of horses to prevent bruising.
  
      5. (Zo[94]l.) A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the
            under side of the toes of animals.
  
      6. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  
      7. (Med.) A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support
            a part, etc.
  
      8. (Naut.) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve
            of the deck. --W. C. Russel.
  
      9. A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a
            basket of soles. [Eng.] --Simmonds.
  
      {Pad cloth}, a saddlecloth; a housing.
  
      {Pad saddle}. See def. 3, above.
  
      {Pad tree} (Harness Making), a piece of wood or metal which
            gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad. --Knight.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pad \Pad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Padded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Padding}.]
      1. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.
  
      2. (Calico Printing) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as,
            to pad cloth. --Ure.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   PAD
  
      {Packet Assembler/Disassembler}
  
  
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