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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.
(Definition of pad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"pad" in British English

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padnoun [C]

uk   /pæd/  us   /pæd/
  • pad noun [C] (PAPER)

a number of pieces of paper that have been fastened together along one side, used for writing or drawing on: I have a pad and pencil for taking notes. I always keep a pad of paper by the phone.
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  • pad noun [C] (FOOT)

the soft part under the paw (= foot) of a cat, dog, etc.

padverb [T]

uk   /pæd/  us   /pæd/ (-dd-)
(Definition of pad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pad" in Business English

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padnoun [C]

uk   us   /pæd/ WORKPLACE
a number of pieces of paper that have been fastened together along one side, and used for writing or drawing on: She took out a small pad and began to write. a writing/memo/sketch pad
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padverb [T]

uk   us   /pæd/ (-dd-)
US to make something become or seem larger by adding things: She accused those who advertise tobacco of padding their bank accounts by selling the health and future of our young people.pad sth with sth The scheme involved padding customers' long-distance phone bills with fake charges.
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(Definition of pad from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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