- one's living quarters, as an apartment or room.
- one's bed.
- a room where people gather to take narcotics; an addicts' den.
- money paid as a bribe to and shared among police officers, as for ignoring law violations.
- a list of police officers receiving such money.
- a metal plate riveted or welded to a surface as a base or attachment for bolts, hooks, eyes, etc.
- a piece of wood laid on the back of a deck beam to give the deck surface a desired amount of camber.
- a handle for holding various small, interchangeable saw blades.
- Also pod . a socket in a brace for a bit.
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It’s definitely ready to go, and it just leaped off the pad.Astronauts on the space station discuss SpaceX’s rocket, sleeping quarters and Baby Yoda|Christian Davenport|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Skin and shins against bags and pads and just about anything kickboxing-related that you can do with a mask on during the pandemic-related shutdown.
Males temporarily develop glands on their toes, known as nuptial pads, to help them grip the swollen abdomens of the females.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
Light PrimaLoft insulation with brushed polyester lining keep your hands toasty, while touchscreen pads on the index finger and thumb let you use your smartphone with them on.
I don’t care how thick your pad is—if there’s a rock under you, you’re going to feel it.A Camp Cot Is the Key to Sleeping Well in the Woods|Graham Averill|November 9, 2020|Outside Online
And then when we padded up and started doing coverage on it, it takes on a different life and becomes very weird.Allison Janney’s Incredible ‘Double O’ and That ‘Masters of Sex’ Love Scene|Jason Lynch|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She picked out a slightly padded, flesh-toned brassiere that I could barely bring myself to try on.
She padded closer, pulled out a wreath, pressed it to my forehead.I Can’t Shake Hawaii: An Ode to Returning to Places You’ve Been Before|Debra A. Klein|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Treat yourself to one nice thing, then live on your old income until you've padded out your savings account again.Ask the Blogger: Borrow Money, or Self-Finance School?|Megan McArdle|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the video, he is unshaven and scruffy, wearing a dark, padded jacket, and his voice is thick with emotion.How the U.S. Is Struggling to Help Syria’s Opposition|Tara McKelvey|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was tall and thin, and wore his coats padded, which gave a fictitious breadth and depth to his shoulders and chest.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
It was, in fact, a regular dog's straw hamper, but it was lined with heavy quilted silk and padded with wool.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Ward unlocked a drawer in his desk and drew out a tin box from which he produced a thickly padded envelope.
He wore a high crowned, pearl grey fedora, set squarely on his head and his fleecy coat had heavily padded shoulders.
The long hair of the people blew in the wind and their bare feet padded softly, light and swift.The Stars, My Brothers|Edmond Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for pad (1 of 2)
- the fleshy cushion-like underpart of the foot of a cat, dog, etc
- any of the parts constituting such a structure