pad

Definition of pad

Pronunciation: păd
n.1.A footpath; a road.
2.An easy-paced horse; a padnag.
An abbot on an ambling pad.
- Tennyson.
3.A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; - usually called a footpad.
4.The act of robbing on the highway.
v. t.1.To travel upon foot; to tread.
Padding the streets for half a crown.
- Somerville.
v. i.1.To travel heavily or slowly.
2.To rob on foot.
3.To wear a path by walking.
n.1.A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing.
2.A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper.
3.A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
4.A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
5.(Zool.) A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals.
6.A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
7.(Med.) A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
8.(Naut.) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck.
9.A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles.
10.A dwelling place, usually an apartment; one's living quarters; as, come over to my pad to watch the game.
11.A sum of money paid as a bribe to police officers, shared among them;
Pad cloth
a saddlecloth; a housing.
Pad saddle
See def. 3, above.
Pad tree
(Harness Making) a piece of wood or metal which gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad.
on the pad
receiving bribes; - of police officers.
- Knight.
v. t.1.To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.
[imp. & p. p. Padded; p. pr. & vb. n. Padding.]
2.(Calico Printing) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth.

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