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English Dictionary: wad by the DICT Development Group
6 results for wad
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a small mass of soft material; "he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter"
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a 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"
    Synonym(s): batch, 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, wad
  3. a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    Synonym(s): chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad
  1. compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: pack, bundle, wad, compact]
  2. crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
    Synonym(s): jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wad \Wad\, n. [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vadd wadding,
      Dan vat, D. & G. watte. Cf. {Wadmol}.]
      1. A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
      2. Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible
            material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope
            yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or
            for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish
            or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a
            dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose.
      3. A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance,
            used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture,
            padding a garment, etc.
      {Wed hook}, a rod with a screw or hook at the end, used for
            removing the wad from a gun.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wad \Wad\, n. [See {Woad}.]
      Woad. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wad \Wad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad
            tow or cotton.
      2. To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to
            stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like
            cotton; as, to wad a cloak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wad \Wad\, Wadd \Wadd\, n. (Min.)
            (a) An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different
                  oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often
                  silica, alumina, lime, or baryta; black ocher. There
                  are several varieties.
            (b) Plumbago, or black lead.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Woad \Woad\, n. [OE. wod, AS. w[be]d; akin to D. weede, G. waid,
      OHG. weit, Dan. vaid, veid, Sw. veide, L. vitrum.] [Written
      also {wad}, and {wade}.]
      1. (Bot.) An herbaceous cruciferous plant ({Isatis
            tinctoria}). It was formerly cultivated for the blue
            coloring matter derived from its leaves.
      2. A blue dyestuff, or coloring matter, consisting of the
            powdered and fermented leaves of the Isatis tinctoria. It
            is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with
            indigo as a ferment in dyeing.
                     Their bodies . . . painted with woad in sundry
                     figures.                                             --Milton.
      {Wild woad} (Bot.), the weld ({Reseda luteola}). See {Weld}.
      {Woad mill}, a mill grinding and preparing woad.
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