Definition of 'pad'

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When padding around the house or doing her laundry she often wore ankle weights to tone her legs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And no wonder - his once notorious bachelor pad is now apparently rather grotty. The Sun (2017)Police could find no evidence of anyone else being in the 28-year-old's bachelor pad. The Sun (2016)The ears are protected with heavy padding which is secured by bandages wrapped around the head. Sedgbeer, Sandra The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)We always use yellow pads around here. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are wearing big padded coats between takes. The Sun (2013)There are ones with gel pads to give support where you need it most. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You could also upgrade your pads to ones designed to produce less dust. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Clothes are left on red carpeted stairs in the hallway of the bachelor pad. The Sun (2013)Then press with a clean pad for a few minutes to stop any bleeding. The Sun (2009)Putting a soft heel pad into shoe and doing stretching exercises are a good idea too. The Sun (2007)But do it with a padded brush to protect your hair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Moving the pad around the room to scan crime scenes feels more awkward than cool. The Sun (2012)It was about big money and big shoulder pads. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Flies were crawling in one pad when it was removed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The correct treatment is simply to apply localised pressure via a clean pad. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pictures show four surfers furiously padding their boards back to the beach as a large shark closely trailed them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She pads back to her room. Times, Sunday Times (2008)THERE are certain things that no halfway respectable bachelor pad should be missing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I pad across the bedroom, open my shutters and step out on to the balcony. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was white, middle-aged and wearing a floral dress with shoulder pads. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With volumes rolling away from the body, padded parka dresses and fabric cut like sections of a football, there was a sportswear feel to the collection. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'pad'

British English: pad /pæd/ NOUN
foam, cloth A pad is a thick flat piece of a material such as cloth or foam rubber.
...a pad of cotton-wool.
  • American English: pad
  • Arabic: وِسَادَةٌ رَقِيقَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: coxim
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: jastučić
  • Czech: podložka
  • Danish: pude
  • Dutch: kussen stootkussentje
  • European Spanish: almohadilla
  • Finnish: pehmuste
  • French: tampon
  • German: Polster
  • Greek: προστατευτικό μαξιλαράκι
  • Italian: cuscinetto
  • Japanese: パッド
  • Korean: 패드
  • Norwegian: polstring
  • Polish: podkładka
  • European Portuguese: coxim
  • Romanian: cârpă
  • Russian: прокладка
  • Spanish: almohadilla
  • Swedish: dyna
  • Thai: เบาะรอง
  • Turkish: ped
  • Ukrainian: подушечка
  • Vietnamese: miếng đệm lót
British English: pad VERB
When someone pads somewhere, they walk there with steps that are fairly quick, light, and quiet.
He speaks very quietly and pads around in soft velvet slippers.
  • American English: pad
  • Brazilian Portuguese: andar com passos sorrateiros
  • Chinese: 轻步快走
  • European Spanish: caminar sin hacer ruido
  • French: aller à pas feutrés
  • German: trotten
  • Italian: camminare con passo felpato
  • Japanese: そっと歩く
  • Korean: 조용히 걷다
  • European Portuguese: andar com passos sorrateiros
  • Spanish: caminar sin hacer ruido
British English: pad NOUN
paper A pad of paper is a number of pieces of paper attached together along the top or the side, so that each piece can be torn off when it has been used.
She wrote on a pad of paper.
  • American English: pad
  • Brazilian Portuguese: bloco
  • Chinese: 便笺簿
  • European Spanish: bloc
  • French: bloc
  • German: Block
  • Italian: blocco
  • Japanese: 一式
  • Korean: 묶음
  • European Portuguese: bloco
  • Spanish: bloc


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