n. A path; a footpath; a road.To travel on foot; tramp slowly or wearily along; trudge or jog along.To travel on foot over or along; proceed on foot through; journey slowly, steadily, or wearily along.To tread or beat down; make smooth and level by treading: as, to pad a path.n. A toad; a frog.n. A soft cushion, or something of the nature of a cushion, or a stuffed part, as of a garment, a saddle, etc., used to fill up a hollow, to relieve pressure, or as a protection.n. Specifically— In cricket, a wadded guard worn to protect the leg by a batsman or wicket-keeper.n. In embroidery, a small qnantity of fibrous material, such as raw cotton or silk, used for raising parts of a pattern, the stitch covering it closely.n. One of the large, fleshy, thick-skinned protuberances of the sole of the foot of various quadrupeds, as the dog or fox; hence, specifically, the foot of a fox.n. One of the tylari of a bird's foot; one of the cushion-like enlargements on the under side of a bird's toes. Compare heel-pad and pterna.n. In anatomy, the splenium of the corpus callosum. See splenium.n. In entomology, a projecting part of the body covered only with a membrane or semi-chitinous sheath: generally used in composition: as, the wing-pads of a pupa; the foot-pads or cushions on the tarsi.n. A cushion used as a saddle; a saddle of leather and padding, without any tree, such as are used by country market-women or by equestrian performers in a circus.n. A number of sheets of writing-, drawing-, or blotting-paper held together by glue at one or more edges, forming a tablet from which the sheets can be removed singly as used: as, a writing-pad; a blotting-pad.n. A bundle; bale; pack: as, a pad of wool; a pad of yarn. Among fish-dealers a pad of mackerel is 60 (sometimes 120) fish.n. The handle of some tools: as, the pad of a keyhole-saw.n. In ship-building, a piece laid over a ship's beam to give the camber.n. plural Thick ribbons, double-faced and watered, much in use at certain times for watch-guards. Compare Petersham ribbon, under ribbon.To stuff or furnish with a pad or padding: often with out.To expand by the insertion of extraneous or needless matter, or the use of unnecessary words: as, to pad an article in a newspaper; to pad out a page in a book.In calico-printing, to impregnate (the cotton cloth to be printed) with a mordant. It is done in a machine called a padding-machine (which see).To glue the edges of (sheets of paper) together, so as to form a pad.In mech., to puncture with numerous fine holes, as the end of a pipe, or the rose on the end of a nozle.n. A pannier; a basket.n. A road-horse; a horse for riding on the road, as distinguished from a hunter or a work-horse, etc.; a roadster.n. A robber; a footpad.To be a footpad, or highway robber; frequent roads or highways in order to rob.n. [pad, verb] A dull sound, as of footsteps.To move with the soft thud of a bare foot striking the ground.n. A large floating disk-like leaf-blade, chiefly that of the water-lilies: used mostly in the combination lily-pad; so called from its suggesting a cushion. Also pad-leaf.n. Specifically, the pile of tobacco-leaf segments formed by booking, that is, laying smoothly one above another for use in cigar-making.In leather-making, to apply a heavy coating of solution to.In India, to pack on an elephant's pad.