A means by which cats move about. They pad around on soft paws. Very adorable. Isn't it ky00t how kitties stalk laser pointers? Especially kittens, they love to play a lot.

1. A bed; a bedroom; an apartment. 2. A cell.
derived from southern jargon

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

In pop or rock music, a pad is a sustained sound usually created by a synthesizer. It is often used as a backing behind vocals or solo instruments, and tends to give a warm, mellow character to the music. Pads are often based on the sounds of strings, but brass, electronic pianos or purely electronic sounds might also be used.

Pad (?), n. [D. pad. &root;21. See Path.]


A footpath; a road.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]


An easy-paced horse; a padnag.


An abbot on an ambling pad. Tennyson.


A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad.

Gay. Byron.


The act of robbing on the highway.



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Pad, v. t.

To travel upon foot; to tread.


Padding the streets for half a crown. Somerville.


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Pad, v. i.


To travel heavily or slowly.



To rob on foot.


Cotton Mather.


To wear a path by walking.

[Prov. Eng.]


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Pad, n. [Perh. akin to pod.]


A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing.


A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper.


A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.


A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.

5. Zool.

A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals.


A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.

7. Med.

A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.

8. Naut.

A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck.

W. C. Russel.


A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles.



Pad cloth, a saddlecloth; a housing. -- Pad saddle. See def. 3, above. -- Pad tree Harness Making, a piece of wood or metal which gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad.



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Pad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padded; p. pr. & vb. n. Padding.]


To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.

2. Calico Printing

To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth.



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