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pronunciation:
paed
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of soft material used as cushioning for protection or comfort.
Football players wear shoulder pads.I need a pad for this hard seat.
similar words:
cushion
definition 2: a block of paper sheets glued together at one edge.
I bought a drawing pad.
similar words:
tablet
definition 3: a cushion used for holding ink for rubber stamps.
definition 4: a flat platform for landing or taking off.
The astronauts waited on the rocket pad.
definition 5: the small cushion of flesh on the bottom of the toes or feet of some animals.
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pads, padding, padded
definition 1: to fill or protect by stuffing or to cover with soft material.
Grandmother padded her old chairs.
definition 2: to make longer or thicker by adding things that are not important.
She padded the report with useless information.
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