pad

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pad [1] NOUN 1) a thick piece of soft or absorbent material. 2) the fleshy underpart of an animal's foot or of a human finger. 3) a protective guard worn over a part of the body by a sports player. 4) a number of sheets of blank paper fastened together at one edge. 5) a flat-topped structure or area used for helicopter take-off and landing or for rocket-launching. 6) informal a person's home.
VERB (padded, padding) 1) fill or cover with a pad or padding. 2) (pad out) lengthen (a speech or piece of writing) with unnecessary material. 3) chiefly N. Amer. defraud by adding false items to (an expenses claim or bill).
ORIGIN originally in the sense «bundle of straw to lie on»: the senses may not be of common origin; the meaning «underpart of an animal's foot» is perhaps related to Low German pad 'sole of the foot' .
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pad [2] VERB (padded, padding) walk with steady steps making a soft, dull sound.
NOUN the sound of such steps.
ORIGIN Low German padden.

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