• synonyms


  1. a seaport in W central Sumatra, in W Indonesia.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for padang

Historical Examples of padang

  • Then we traveled together for three weeks, from Padang to Hodeida.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)


  • I might ask how it happens that you are so free of the Padang, but I won't.

    Gold Out of Celebes

    Aylward Edward Dingle

  • Padang, the capital city, is the headquarters for Sumatra coffee.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Of these the most probable ones were to Batavia, or to Padang.

  • That coast is indented with bays, on one of which is the Dutch capital, Padang.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field

British Dictionary definitions for padang


  1. (in Malaysia) a playing field
Show More

Word Origin for padang

from Malay: plain


  1. a port in W Indonesia, in W Sumatra at the foot of the Padang Highlands on the Indian Ocean. Pop: 713 242 (2000)
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012