Meaning of PAD in English


I. verb (~ded; ~ding) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch ~en to follow a path, from ~ path Date: 1553 transitive verb to traverse on foot, intransitive verb to go on foot ; walk , II. noun Etymology: Middle Dutch ~ Date: 1567 path , a horse that moves along at an easy pace, foot~ , III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1570 1. a thin flat mat or cushion: as, a piece of soft stuffed material used as or under a saddle, ~ding used to shape an article of clothing, a guard worn to shield body parts against impact, a piece of usually folded absorbent material (as gauze) used as a surgical dressing or protective covering, a component of certain brake systems (as disc brakes) consisting of a plate covered with a frictional material, a piece of material saturated with ink for inking the surface of a rubber stamp, 2. the foot of an animal, the cushioned thickening of the underside of the toes of an animal, a floating leaf of a water plant, a collection of sheets of paper glued together at one end, 5. a. a section of an airstrip used for warm-ups or turnarounds, an area used for helicopter takeoffs and landings, launch~ , a horizontal concrete surface (as for parking a mobile home), 6. bed , living quarters, IV. transitive verb (~ded; ~ding) Date: 1827 1. to furnish with a ~ or ~ding, mute , muffle , to expand or increase especially with needless, misleading, or fraudulent matter , V. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1594 a soft muffled or slapping sound

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