1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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. [Obs.]
Pad, v. t. To travel upon foot; to tread. [Obs.]
Padding the streets for half a crown. --Somerville.
Pad, v. i.
1. To travel heavily or slowly.
2. To rob on foot. [Obs.]
3. To wear a path by walking. [Prov. Eng.]
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. [Eng.]
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. --Knight.
on the pad, receiving bribes; -- of police officers.
Pad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padded; p. pr. & vb. n. Padding.]
1. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.
2. Calico Printing To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth.
n 1: a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
[syn: pad of paper, tablet]
2: the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water
3: a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to
transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp [syn: inkpad, inking
pad, stamp pad]
4: a usually thin flat mass of padding
5: a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
[syn: launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch
6: temporary living quarters [syn: diggings, digs, domiciliation,
7: the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an
v 1: add details to [syn: embroider, lard, embellish, aggrandize,
aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise]
2: walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud;
"Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone" [syn: slog,
footslog, plod, trudge, tramp]
3: line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra" [syn: fill
4: add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair" [syn: bolster]
[also: padding, padded]