pad - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a thick piece of a substance such as cloth, used for protecting something

    You need pads on your knees and elbows for rollerblading.

    1. b.
      a thick piece of cloth or other material used for cleaning

      Never use coarse cleaning pads as this will scratch the surface.

  2. 2
    [countable] a set of sheets of paper fastened together along the top or one side, used for writing or drawing

    Douglas scribbled the number on the pad by the phone.

  3. 3
    [countable] a flat hard area where helicopters take off and land or where rockets are launched into space
  4. 4
    [countable] informal the place where someone lives, especially a flat
  5. 5
    [countable] an area of soft flesh on the end of your finger or thumb
    1. a.
      an area of flesh on the bottom of the foot of an animal such as a cat or dog
  6. 6
    [singular] a quiet sound made by someone walking with light regular steps

    She heard the pad of bare feet coming down the stairs.