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Pad or PAD can be either a word, an abbreviation or a three letter acronym.

=Pad

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Protective gear

Electronics

  • In electronics manufacturing, a flat surface used to make electrical contact. A special case is bonding pads, to which components are soldered
  • In audio and RF electronics, an attenuator
  • Pressure pad, sensitive to pressure

Music

Computing

  • Word-processing programs such as Notepad and WordPad
  • Mousepad, a pad/mat used in computing for a mouse
  • Pad field, in networking, part of the ethernet frame that fills in the data field (if necessary) to ensure that it meets the minimum length (46 bytes)
  • The PAD control character in the C1 control code set
  • Packet Assembler/Disassembler, used to provide multiple terminal access to an X.25 network

Defence

PAD

See also

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology 1

Origin unknown; perhaps related to wad or inversely to a pad's lily pad?

Noun

Singular
pad

Plural
pads

pad (plural pads)

  1. A flattened mass of anything soft, to sit or lie on.
  2. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.
  3. A soft, or small, cushion.
  4. A cushion-like thickening of the skin on the under side of the toes of animals.
  5. An animal's foot or paw.
  6. Any cushion-like part of the human body, especially the ends of the fingers.
  7. A stuffed guard or protection, especially one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.
  8. A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.
  9. A sanitary napkin.
  10. (US) A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.
  11. (cricket) a batsman's leg pad that protects it from damage when hit by the ball
  12. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting, especially one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper; now especially such a block of paper sheets as used to write on.
  13. A panel or strip of material designed to be sensitive to pressure or touch.
  14. A keypad.
  15. A flat surface or area from which a helicopter or other aircraft may land or be launched.
  16. An electrical extension cord with a multi-port socket one end: "trip cord"
  17. The effect produced by sustained lower reed notes in a musical piece, most common in blues music.
  18. (US, slang) A bed.
  19. (colloquial) A place of residence.
  20. (cryptography) A random key (originally written on a disposable pad) of the same length as the plaintext.
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Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to pad

Third person singular
pads

Simple past
padded

Past participle
padded

Present participle
padding

to pad (third-person singular simple present pads, present participle padding, simple past and past participle padded)

  1. (transitive) To stuff.
  2. (transitive) To furnish with a pad or padding.
  3. (transitive) To fill or lengthen (a story, one's importance, etc.).
    The author began to pad her succinct stories with trite descriptions to keep up with current market trends.
    "Obama pads delegate lead ... with win in key western state." Austin American-Statesman newspaper, May 21, 2008.
  4. (transitive) To imbue uniformly with a mordant.
    to pad cloth
  5. (transitive, cricket) to deliberately play the ball with the leg pad instead of the bat.
Translations

Etymology 2

Precise etymology unknown; probably existed (though unattested) in Old English. Cognate with Dutch pad, dialectal German Padde, Swedish padda, Danish padde, and possibly ancestor to the pad-like English paddle.

Noun

Singular
pad

Plural
pads

pad (plural pads)

  1. (British, dialectal) A toad.

Etymology 3

From Dutch pad or Middle Low German pat ‘path’.

Noun

Singular
pad

Plural
pads

pad (plural pads)

  1. (British, dialectal, Australian, Irish) A footpath; a road or track.
  2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag.
  3. (British, obsolete) A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman or footpad.

Etymology 4

Perhaps an alteration of ped.

Noun

Singular
pad

Plural
pads

pad (plural pads)

  1. (British, dialectal) A type of wickerwork basket, especially as used as a measure of fish or other goods.

Etymology 5

Probably partly from Middle Low German, partly imitative.

Verb

Infinitive
to pad

Third person singular
pads

Simple past
padded

Past participle
padded

Present participle
padding

to pad (third-person singular simple present pads, present participle padding, simple past and past participle padded)

  1. (transitive) To travel along (a road, path etc.).
  2. (intransitive) To travel on foot.
  3. (intransitive) To wear a path by walking.
  4. (intransitive) To walk softly, quietly or steadily, especially without shoes.
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) To practise highway robbery.
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Etymology 6

Probably imitative, perhaps related to or influenced by Etymology 5, above.

Interjection

pad

  1. Indicating a soft flat sound, as of bare footsteps.
    I heard her soft footsteps, pad, pad along the corridor.
Translations

Noun

Singular
pad

Plural
uncountable

pad (uncountable)

  1. The sound of soft footsteps, or a similar noise made by an animal etc.
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Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

pad f. (plural padden, diminutive padje, diminutive plural padjes)

  1. toad (an amphibian similar to a frog with bigger back legs and more ragged skin)

Noun

pad n. (plural paden, diminutive paadje, diminutive plural paadjes)

  1. path (narrow road, usually unpaved)

Derived terms


Hungarian

Etymology

From a Slavonic language, compare Croatian pod.

Pronunciation

Noun

pad (plural padok)

  1. bench

Declension

Derived terms


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pâːd/

Noun

pȃd m. (Cyrillic spelling па̑д)

  1. fall

Declension

Related terms


Swedish

Abbreviation

pad

  1. histopathology







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