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padnoun [C]

 us   /pæd/

pad noun [C] (PAPER)

a number of sheets of paper glued along one edge so that they can be easily carried about together but separated as needed: He gave me a pencil and laid a pad on my bed for me to write on.

pad noun [C] (SOFT MATERIAL)

a flat piece of soft material used to protect a surface, to prevent injury to a person, or to give a fuller shape to clothing: Hockey players wear these pillow-thick leg pads. A carpet and pad on the floor help insulate against the cold.

pad noun [C] (HOUSE)

slang a person’s house or apartment: a bachelor pad
padding
noun [U]  us   /ˈpæd·ɪŋ/
We put some padding around the sides of the baby’s crib.

padverb

 us   /pæd/ (-dd-)

pad verb (WALK)

[I] to walk with a soft, light step: She padded silently into his bedroom.

pad verb (PUT ON EXTRA MATERIAL)

[T] If you pad a document or report, you add something extra that is unnecessary or not correct: Lawyers occasionally pad their hours.
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