Crossword clues for pad
- Where one might chill
- A platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
- Temporary living quarters
- The foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal
- A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
- A block of absorbent material saturated with ink
- Used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
- Layer on a football player
- Waterlily's leaf
- Homeless hippie's need
- Frog's perch
- Type of saddle
- Hippie's home
- Protection for Andy Moog
- Launching area
- Bachelor's digs
- Bachelor home
- Pencil partner
- Bachelor's home
- Cushion under a saddle
- Protection for Jim Plunkett
- Steno's item
- Inflate an expense account
- Tramp along
- Home of a cat
- Item carried by a reporter
- Floating lily leaf
- Expand, in a way
- Hippie's quarters
- Launching ___
- Move easily
- Rubber-stamp accessory
- Football player's wear
- Inflate expenses
- Walk; tramp
- Rocket's departure site
- Place to crash
- Add to, unnecessarily
- Beatnik's digs
- Sleeper's easer
- Shock absorber
- Expand unnecessarily
- Steno's need
- Seat cover
- Phone stand item
- Cape Canaveral site
- Hippie's hangout
- Writer's block?
- Falsify, in a way
- Walk softly
- Crash site?
- Mouse's place
- Writing tablet
- Rocket launch site
- Hip home
- Landing site
- See 51-Down
- Crash site
- Inflate, as expenses
- Bottom of a paw
- A mouse moves over it
- Calculator part
- Ink holder
- Inflate, in a way
- S.O.S ___
- Mouse handler's aid
- Holder of notes
- Launch platform
- Walk quietly
- Bachelor ___
- Apartment, informally
- Inflate, as a bill
- Bit of roller derby gear
- Alfredo, for one
- Mouse's resting place
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
pad \pad\ (p[a^]d), n. [D. pad. [root]2
See Path.] 1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
An easy-paced horse; a padnag.
An abbot on an ambling pad.
A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad.
The act of robbing on the highway. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, "bundle of straw to lie on," possibly from or related to Low German or obsolete Flemish pad "sole of the foot," which is perhaps from PIE *pent- "to tread, go" (see find (v.)), but see path (n.). Meaning "cushion-like part of an animal foot" is from 1790 in English. Generalized sense of "something soft" is from c.1700; the sense of "a number of sheets fastened together" (in writing pad, drawing pad, etc.) is from 1865.\n
\nSense of "takeoff or landing place for a helicopter" is from 1960. The word persisted in underworld slang from early 18c. in the sense "sleeping place," and was popularized again c.1959, originally in beatnik speech (later hippie slang) in its original English sense of "place to sleep temporarily."
"to walk," 1550s, probably from Middle Dutch paden "walk along a path, make a path," from pad, pat "path." Originally criminals' slang, perhaps of imitative origin (sound of feet trudging on a dirt road). Related: Padded; padding.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on. 2 A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame. 3 A soft, or small, cushion. 4 A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals. 5 The mostly hairless flesh located on the bottom of an animal's foot or paw. 6 Any cushion-like part of the human body, especially the ends of the fingers. 7 A stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising. 8 A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc. 9 A sanitary napkin. 10 (context US English) A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant. 11 (context cricket English) A soft cover for a batsman's leg that protects it from damage when hit by the ball. 12 A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting, especially one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper; now especially such a block of paper sheets as used to write on. 13 A panel or strip of material designed to be sensitive to pressure or touch. 14 A keypad. 15 A flat surface or area from which a helicopter or other aircraft may land or be launched. 16 An electrical extension cord with a multi-port socket one end: "trip cord" 17 The effect produced by sustained lower reeds notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music. 18 A synthesizer instrument sound used for sustained background sounds. 19 (context US slang English) A bed. 20 (context colloquial English) A place of residence. 21 (context cryptography English) A random key (originally written on a disposable pad) of the same length as the plaintext. 22 A mousepad. 23 (context nautical English) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck. v
1 (context transitive English) To stuff. 2 (context transitive English) To furnish with a '''pad''' or padding. 3 (context transitive English) To fill or lengthen (a story, one's importance, et
). 4 (context transitive English) To imbue uniformly with a mordant. 5 (context transitive cricket English) to deliberately play the ball with the leg '''pad''' instead of the bat. Etymology 2
alt. (context British dialectal English) A toa
n. (context British dialectal English) A toad. Etymology 3
n. 1 (context British dialectal Australia Ireland English) A footpath, particularly one unformed or unmaintained; a road or track. See footpad. 2 An easy-paced horse; a padnag. 3 (context British obsolete English) A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman or footpad. 4 The act of highway robbery. Etymology 4
n. (context British dialectal English) A type of wickerwork basket, especially as used as a measure of fish or other goods. Etymology 5
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To travel along (a road, path etc.). 2 (context intransitive English) To travel on foot. 3 (context intransitive English) To wear a path by walking. 4 (context intransitive English) To walk softly, quietly or steadily, especially without shoes. 5 (context intransitive obsolete English) To practise highway robbery. Etymology 6
interj. (non-gloss definition: Indicating a soft flat sound, as of bare footsteps.) n. The sound of soft footsteps, or a similar noise made by an animal etc.
line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra" [syn: fill out]
add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair" [syn: bolster]
the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
a usually thin flat mass of padding
the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal
Pad or PAD may refer to: things that rarely happen in the state of nature or things that have very low possibilities to exist or happen.
- Writing pad (disambiguation), a book of paper, or an electronic equivalent
- Sanitary pad, a device worn by a woman during menstruation
- Pad (music), a type of synthesized sound
- Part of a mammal's paw
Usage examples of "pad".
Rebel broke out the programmer and ran a cleaning pad over the adhesion disks.
And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.
Professor Agrest, a Russian physicist, also maintains that a strange rock platform in Lebanon, whose origin and original purpose have baffled archeologists and geologists for several years, was constructed by aliens as a launching pad.
Her expression was grim, but she showed no surprise when he shrugged out of his tunic, squirmed into a padded buckram aketon, and lifted his scale shirt from its rack.
On the way, Alameda turned around and smiled at him, and the expression on her face startled him so severely that he tripped on the step-off pad of the hatch to the special operations compartment tunnel, catching himself on the hatch opening.
He lay down on the padding, then changed his mind and got up to walk to Pacino, Alameda, and Schultz.
By the time he finally lifted from the pad the fusion generator was operating alarmingly close to maximum capacity.
As one, the Alaunt rose from their positions and padded silently after her.
While Gretchel was tending to the fire, Alayne padded barefoot across the room and slipped outside.
That one went out farther into the water, beyond the lily pads, and Asey heard her grunt of satisfaction.
Instead of centuries, my fellow wanderers had come to command cohorts, sturdy and strong, armed with spear, bow and sword, protected by shields of stout wood and hide, their bodies covered by thickly padded cloth armor, a good substitute for metal when used only against atlatl darts.
A ridge of electrophorescent cells circling the pad were casting an austere light over the spaceplane.
And that the Auteur had apparently remained alcohol-free for the whole next three-and-a-half months, from Xmas of the Year of the Tucks Medicated Pad to 1 April of the Year of the Trial-Size Dove Bar, the date of his suicide.
The coachman held his hand out to Ava, which she took and quickly ducked inside, landing on a thickly padded velvet squab, the same deep red color of the silk covered walls.
Then Bade opened the bottom drawer of his desk, and pulled out a pad of dun-colored official forms.