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Definition of Padding

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cushioning; material used to pad
cushion; fill; fill out; walk, go by foot
Padding Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Pad
The uniform impregnation of cloth with a mordant.
The material with which anything is padded.
The act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing.
Material of inferior value, serving to extend a book, essay, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
WordNet 2.0

1. artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
(synonym) cushioning
(hypernym) artifact, artefact
(hyponym) cushion
(substance-meronym) cotton, cotton wool
(derivation) pad, fill out

1. a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
(synonym) pad of paper, tablet
(hypernym) paper
(hyponym) message pad, writing pad
2. the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
(hypernym) leaf, leafage, foliage
(hyponym) lily pad
(part-holonym) aquatic plant, water plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant
3. a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp
(synonym) inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad
(hypernym) block
4. a usually thin flat mass of padding
(hypernym) padding, cushioning
(hyponym) carpet pad, rug pad, underlay, underlayment
(derivation) bolster
5. a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
(synonym) launching pad, launchpad, launch pad, launch area
(hypernym) platform
(part-holonym) launching site
6. temporary living quarters
(synonym) diggings, digs, domiciliation, lodgings
(hypernym) living quarters, quarters
7. the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal
(hypernym) structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
(part-holonym) paw
(derivation) slog, footslog, plod, trudge, tramp

1. add details to
(synonym) embroider, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise
(hypernym) overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify
(hyponym) glorify
2. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
(synonym) slog, footslog, plod, trudge, tramp
(hypernym) walk
(hyponym) squelch, squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slop
3. line or stuff with soft material; "pad a bra"
(synonym) fill out
(hypernym) stuff
(hyponym) rat
4. add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair"
(synonym) bolster
(hypernym) fill, fill up, make full
Padding Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Extraneous text added to a message for the purpose of concealing its beginning, ending, or length.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Padding Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
One or more bits appended to a message in order to cause the message to contain the required number of bits or bytes.
Padding Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- Variable in class javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicOptionPaneUI.ButtonAreaLayout 
protected int padding
Smart Card Terms
One or more bits appended to a message in order to ensure that it contains the required number of bits or bytes.
Padding Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Padding is thin cushioned material sometimes added to clothes. It is often done in an attempt to soften impacts on certain zones of the body or enhance appearance by 'improving' a physical feature, often a sexually significant one. In fashion, there is padding for:
  • Breasts – sometimes called falsies
  • The male crotch – usually called a codpiece.
  • Height – usually in shoes and often called elevator shoes.
  • Width of shoulders, called shoulder pads – in coats and other garments for men, and sometimes for women.

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