[ pah-dahng ]

  1. a seaport in W central Sumatra, in W Indonesia.

Words Nearby Padang Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Padang in a sentence

  • The Datu of Padang, the old man who lost the forty buffaloes, is a venomous old rascal that we'll have to watch.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • It is said at Padang that the metal proved to be uncommonly poor.

    The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
  • If the owners do not get the price they desire in Batavia or Padang, the coffee is sent to Amsterdam for disposal.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • Another celebrated coffee grown on the west coast is the Boekit Gompong, grown on the estate of that name near Padang.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • Sumatra is still in a state of war; yet Padang, where Mr. Ward lives, seems to have been always safe.

British Dictionary definitions for padang (1 of 2)


/ (ˈpædæŋ) /

  1. (in Malaysia) a playing field

Origin of padang

from Malay: plain

British Dictionary definitions for Padang (2 of 2)


/ (ˈpɑːdɑːŋ) /

  1. a port in W Indonesia, in W Sumatra at the foot of the Padang Highlands on the Indian Ocean. Pop: 713 242 (2000)

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