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pad1 / pad/ • n. 1. a thick piece of soft material used to reduce friction or jarring, enlarge or change the shape of something, or hold or absorb liquid: sterile gauze pads. ∎ short for ink pad. ∎  the fleshy underpart of an animal's foot or of a human finger. ∎  a protective guard worn by a sports player to protect a part of the body from blows. 2. a number of sheets of blank paper fastened together at one edge, used for writing or drawing on. 3. a flat-topped structure or area used for helicopter takeoff and landing or for rocket launching. ∎  Electr. a flat area on a track of a printed circuit or on the edge of an integrated circuit to which wires or component leads can be attached to make an electrical connection. 4. inf. a person's home: the police raided my pad. 5. short for lily pad. • v. (pad·ded , pad·ding ) [tr.] [often as adj.] (padded) fill or cover (something) with a soft material in order to give it a particular shape, protect it or its contents, or make it more comfortable: a padded envelope. ∎  add false items to (an expense report or bill) in order to receive unjustified payment: faked repairs and padded expenses for government work reaped billions of dollars for the Mafia. pad2 • v. (pad·ded , pad·ding ) [intr.] walk with steady steps making a soft dull sound: she padded along the corridor. ∎  [tr.] travel along (a road or route) on foot: he was padding the streets. • n. [in sing.] the soft dull sound of steady steps: he heard the pad of feet.

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pad.
1. Block (also called a template or padstone) built into a wall or fixed to the top of a pier on which a beam or truss rests.

2. Kneeler at the lowest point of a gable at the eaves to hold the cope in place and stop it sliding off, also called knee-stone or skew.

3. Short timber across the top of a wall to support a wall-plate or the foot of a common rafter.

4. Any large block carrying a load.

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pad2 †bundle of straw to lie on; soft stuffed saddle XVI; small cushion XVII; hairy foot or paw XVII; sheets of paper forming a block XIX. of obscure orig.; cf. Flem. †pad, patte, LG. pad sole of the foot.
Hence pad vb.2 stuff, fill out. XIX.

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Pad

a bunch or package; a mass of anything soft, e.g., a cushion.

Examples : pad of forms, 1876; of mackerel (measure of sixty mackerel); of straw, 1554; of wool; of writing paper, 1865; of yarn.

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PAD Acronym for packet assembler/disassembler. A translating computer that provides access for asynchronous character-at-a-time terminals to a synchronous packet switching network.

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pad1 (orig. sl., now dial.) path, road XVI; road-horse, nag; highwayman, FOOTPAD XVII. — LG., Du. pad PATH.
Hence, or — LG. padden, pad vb.1 tread, tramp. XVI.

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pad (pad) n. cotton-wool, foam rubber, or other material used to protect a part of the body from friction, bruising, or other unwanted contact.

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pad3 dull sound of steps on the ground. XVI. mainly imit., but cf. PAD vb.1

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PAD (pæd) Computing packet assembler/disassembler
• (pæd) passive air defence
• payable after death

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PaD Pennsylvania Dutch

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